1st NATO - Industry Workshop on Autonomous Cyber Defence

Cranfield University Stafford-Scripps Center. (source: Crenfield University)

The NATO 1ST-152 Working Group Event will be held at the Cranford University Stafford-Scripps Center. (source: Crenfield University)

Event Date: 
March 19, 2019
Source: 
Cranfield University, cranfield.ac.uk,
Location: 
Cranfield University, Stafford-Cripps Center, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL

The workshop is about the technologies needed to cyber-defend the future autonomous systems that will be used by the Defense sector or by Industry and Logistics.

Started in 2016, NATO IST 152 Research & Technology Group has created the first reference architecture and use cases for Autonomous Intelligent Cyber-defense Agents.

The event is designed for those supporting defense ecosystems, industry, start-ups, subject matter experts (SMEs), and academic research groups.


Research & Innovation Cluster

The workshop aims to assess participants’ interest to kick-start a research & technology community.The workshop will invite participants to express their interest to take part in the Autonomous cyber defense Research & Innovation Cluster that Cranfield sets-up to accelerate the development and evaluation of this technology.


Agenda

In the morning, delegates will be presented the rationale, current state of the art and challenges of autonomous cyber defense, as well as the results of NATO IST 152’s work.

In the afternoon, different workshops and one-to-one meetings will discuss hands-on needs and issues as well as defense, industries, security providers and academics’ interest in engaging with autonomous cyber defense technology.

Alongside presentations and discussions, there will be a technology exhibition of contributing technologies and research works.


Benefits

  • In the morning, delegates will be presented the rationale, current state of the art and challenges of autonomous cyber defense, as well as the results of NATO IST 152’s work.
  • In the afternoon, different workshops and one-to-one meetings will discuss hands-on needs and issues as well as defense, industries, security providers and academics’ interest in engaging with autonomous cyber defense technology.
  • Alongside presentations and discussions, there will be a technology exhibition of contributing technologies and research works.

Registration

Registration for this event is open starting Wednesday 21 November.


Related Links

Cranfield University: As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivaled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.

NATO Science & Technology Organization (STO): The STO is a NATO subsidiary body having the same legal status than the NATO itself, and created within the framework of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington in 1949. It has been established with a view to meeting to the best advantage the collective needs of NATO, NATO Nations and partner Nations in the fields of Science and Technology. The STO is operated under the authority of the North Atlantic Council which has delegated the operations of the STO to a Board of Directors (the Science & Technology Board – STB) comprising the NATO Nations S&T managers. The STB is chaired by the NATO Chief Scientist who is a high level recognized S&T leader of a NATO Nation, being permanently assigned to the NATO headquarters in Brussels and also serving as the senior scientific advisor to the NATO leadership.

NATO STO Activities/Efforts Listing with hyperlink to each.

NATO 1ST-152 - Intelligent, Autonomous and Trusted Agents for Cyber Defense and Resilience: In a conflict with a technically sophisticated adversary, NATO military tactical networks will be a heavily contested battlefield. Enemy software cyber agents -- malware -- will infiltrate our network and attack our C4ISR and computerized weapon systems. To fight them, NATO needs artificial cyber hunters - intelligent, autonomous, mobile agents specialized in active cyber defense. Group focuses in the areas of: Autonomous Behaviors, Autonomous Cyber Defense, Computer Information Systems (CIS), Cyber Defense Operations, Information & Communications Technology (ICT), and Intelligent Agents.

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