These Homeland Security Cyber Tools Are Now Available for Private Sector

Nextgov: When an organization’s IT staff members are alerted about a possible cyber intrusion, they jump into detective mode, poring over reams of data to figure out what changed in the minutes, days and weeks before the alarm bell sounded.

But the data these detectives have to work with is often confusing or incomplete.

Akatosh, a tool developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, aims to fix that problem by taking regular “snapshots” of the state of every computer in an organization’s network.

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