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Primeur weekly 2016-07-25

Special

SpiNNaker and BrainScaleS neuromorphic systems ready for non-expert use in stochastic inference computing ...

Beyond Moore's Law panelists address business maturity of new technologies, future developments, neuromorphic chip training, and memristors ...

Focus

D-Wave works with its customers Lockheed, Google and Los Alamos to design better quantum software ...

Altair's Bill Nitzberg to present PBS Pro open source license version, PBS Simulator and PBS Cloud Manager ...

Quantum computing

Russian physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers ...

RMIT researchers make leap in measuring quantum states ...

Focus on Europe

Guiding EU researchers along the last mile to Open Digital Science ...

Digital Humanities and Urban Climate proposals win NLeSC-Lorentz Workshop competition ...

European Horizon 2020 Work Programme update supports competitiveness through open science ...

6th Irish Supercomputer List shows Irish HPC capacity doubles with new no. 1 and three new TOP500-class machines ...

PRACE to look for Peer-Review Officer ...

7th International HPC Summer School took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia ...

Middleware

Inria joins the OpenMP ARB ...

Hardware

Gigabyte announces official release of production-ready Cavium ThunderX-based servers ...

The University of Tokyo selects Mellanox EDR InfiniBand to accelerate its newest supercomputer ...

Smallest hard disk to date writes information atom by atom ...

A mini-antenna for the data processing of tomorrow ...

Hangzhou C-SKY Microsystems joins EEMBC Executive Board ...

Electron spin control: Levitated nanodiamond is research gem ...

The Scripps Research Institute leverages powerful end-to-end DDN storage to help reveal secrets to new medical treatments ...

Applications

MSC Software partners with Italian Campania Region Technological Aerospace District for the development of aeronautical programmes ...

Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services and Cray offer advanced Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics services ...

Strathclyde mathematician wins prize for research into speeding up stroke diagnosis ...

Underlying molecular networks suggest new targets to combat brain cancer ...

An accelerated pipeline to open materials research ...

Rice wins interdisciplinary Big Data grant ...

Study uses text-mining to improve market intelligence on startups ...

The Cloud

The HNSciCloud Pre-Commercial Procurement tender is out: you can bid now ...

CSC and IBM expand strategic alliance with collaboration utilizing IBM Cloud for z to enable clients' move to Cloud ...

Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services and Cray offer advanced Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics services

20 Jul 2016 Seattle - Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services and Cray Inc. have introduced the first commercially available high-speed, supercomputing threat analytics service, Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics. The subscription-based offering is designed to help organisations effectively discover, understand and take action to defend against cyber adversaries.

The threat intelligence reports generated through this service are already enabling clients, including the Department of Defense, to focus remediation teams by providing detailed, actionable information on potential threat vectors and identifying specific flows, network locations, times and events. "We are leveraging Deloitte Advisory's Cyber Reconnaissance service to enable large scale cyber data analytics to more proactively defend our networks and support critical national missions", stated Clayton Jones, USPACOM J6 Senior Advisor and Strategic Cyber Integrator.

"What do you look like to your adversary?" commented Deborah Golden, federal cyber risk services leader for Deloitte Advisory and principal at Deloitte & Touche LLP. "Instead of reviewing every component of an agency's internal enterprise, we are trying to show what the adversary sees in order to give an organization a true 'risk profile'. This includes the ability to effectively prioritize internal budgets and resources, and facilitate a realistic approach toward assessing network defense effectiveness."

The Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics service is powered by the Cray Urika-GX system - Cray's new agile analytics platform that fuses the company's supercomputing technologies with an open, enterprise-ready software framework for Big Data analytics. The Cray Urika-GX system gives customers unprecedented versatility for running multiple analytics workloads concurrently on a single platform that exploits the speed of a Cray supercomputer.

By changing the perspective, increasing the volume of data and applying advanced analytics, an organisation can have a clearer view of true risk, exposure and malicious activity. This vantage point provides potential weaknesses, vulnerabilities and threat vectors that may highlight risks involving anomalous activities.

"Defending against sophisticated and evolving threats is an analytics problem squarely at the crossroads of Big Data and supercomputing", stated Barry Bolding, chief strategy officer at Cray. "This combination of Cray's analytics platform and Deloitte Advisory's threat risk management service is a formidable solution in the war on cyber-threats. Additionally, for the first time, customers can now utilize the power and capabilities of a Cray solution as-a-service."

Big Data, Cloud computing and highly-distributed enterprises are also impacting the threat landscape; and greatly increasing an enterprise's potential surface area for attackers to compromise. Dynamic interconnections among entities - e.g., third parties, customers and the public - encourage free flow of data where the "system boundaries" are often beyond an agency's or organisation's (physical) walls. Data is generated and stored at a much faster rate than it can be analyzed, leaving open opportunities for malicious content to hide and maneuver undetected.

"Teaming with Cray was a clear choice and allows for versatility combined with speed to tackle Big Data problems", stated Gordon Hannah, cyber reconnaissance and analytics leader for Deloitte Advisory cyber risk services and principal at Deloitte & Touche LLP. "Cyber analytics is about leveraging efficiencies and joining bits of knowledge together. With Cyber Reconnaissance, we utilize graph analytics to identify relationships and look for behavioral patterns versus querying for a known signature. Few solutions available today give customers the ability to have such high frequency insights."
Source: Cray

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-07-25

Special

SpiNNaker and BrainScaleS neuromorphic systems ready for non-expert use in stochastic inference computing ...

Beyond Moore's Law panelists address business maturity of new technologies, future developments, neuromorphic chip training, and memristors ...

Focus

D-Wave works with its customers Lockheed, Google and Los Alamos to design better quantum software ...

Altair's Bill Nitzberg to present PBS Pro open source license version, PBS Simulator and PBS Cloud Manager ...

Quantum computing

Russian physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers ...

RMIT researchers make leap in measuring quantum states ...

Focus on Europe

Guiding EU researchers along the last mile to Open Digital Science ...

Digital Humanities and Urban Climate proposals win NLeSC-Lorentz Workshop competition ...

European Horizon 2020 Work Programme update supports competitiveness through open science ...

6th Irish Supercomputer List shows Irish HPC capacity doubles with new no. 1 and three new TOP500-class machines ...

PRACE to look for Peer-Review Officer ...

7th International HPC Summer School took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia ...

Middleware

Inria joins the OpenMP ARB ...

Hardware

Gigabyte announces official release of production-ready Cavium ThunderX-based servers ...

The University of Tokyo selects Mellanox EDR InfiniBand to accelerate its newest supercomputer ...

Smallest hard disk to date writes information atom by atom ...

A mini-antenna for the data processing of tomorrow ...

Hangzhou C-SKY Microsystems joins EEMBC Executive Board ...

Electron spin control: Levitated nanodiamond is research gem ...

The Scripps Research Institute leverages powerful end-to-end DDN storage to help reveal secrets to new medical treatments ...

Applications

MSC Software partners with Italian Campania Region Technological Aerospace District for the development of aeronautical programmes ...

Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services and Cray offer advanced Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics services ...

Strathclyde mathematician wins prize for research into speeding up stroke diagnosis ...

Underlying molecular networks suggest new targets to combat brain cancer ...

An accelerated pipeline to open materials research ...

Rice wins interdisciplinary Big Data grant ...

Study uses text-mining to improve market intelligence on startups ...

The Cloud

The HNSciCloud Pre-Commercial Procurement tender is out: you can bid now ...

CSC and IBM expand strategic alliance with collaboration utilizing IBM Cloud for z to enable clients' move to Cloud ...