Tennessee State University receives Grant to on Network Security

Friday, October 5, 2012

From Penn State.edu

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Hackers, viruses and other security threats are among the greatest hazards faced by companies today. While network security systems avert many of those dangers, they are not equipped to combat the full array of cyber risks that currently exist. Peng Liu, a professor at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology, in conjunction with Tennessee State University, is developing an advanced intrusion detection system that would spot even the stealthiest attackers.

Liu has received an award of $101,000 from Tennessee State University to support the project “Heterogeneous VM (virtual machine) Replication: A New Approach to Intrusion Detection, Active Response and Recovery in Data Centers.” The total grant, which is part of a three-year project that started in April, amounts to about $700,000, he said, while $101,000 is allocated to Penn State.

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