Collaborative Technology Alliances

Communications and Networks

CTA Communications and Networks Consortium

Survivable Wireless Mobile Networks

Signal Processing for Communications-on-the-Move

Secure Jam-Resistant Communications

Tactical Information Protection


Technical Area 4:
Tactical Information Protection

Research is needed in real-time intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment tools and techniques for tactical mobile wireless networks that are automated, scaleable, efficient, adaptive, and secure. These techniques must accurately detect intrusions, intrusion attempts, suspicious network activities, anomalies, and potential susceptibilities on wireless, highly mobile, self-configuring, heterogeneous networks. Research is needed in highly efficient security services (e.g. authentication, integrity, confidentiality, non-repudiation, and access control) and security infrastructure (e.g. shared key management/generation, adaptive data authentication) that accommodates high bit error rates, limited bandwidth/energy availability, and self-configuring networks.


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