Faculty Advisor

Heineman, George T.

Faculty Advisor

Paffenroth, Randy Clinton

Center

MITRE-Bedford, Massachusetts

Abstract

The goal of this project is to develop indicators of a cyber-attack by applying a new data analysis technique known as Topological Data Analysis on synthetic cyber data. In particular, the research and work completed throughout this paper centers around an open-source implementation, called Python Mapper, that helps users globally view forensic data and gain qualitative insights from the shape of the data. To assist in these efforts, we developed tools to directly import data into Mapper from existing data sources. Due to the exploratory nature of the project and the method, the outcome of the work completed was not developing new cyber analytics of malicious activity but creating a stopping point in the research where future collaborators can build off of our work.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Major

Computer Science

Major

Mathematical Sciences

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Program

Computer Science

Advisor Program

Mathematical Sciences

Project Center

MITRE-Bedford, Massachusetts

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