Air Force Print News interviewed and featured Yan Chen in the article "AFOSR-Supported YIP Research Leads to Algorithms That Deflect Network Attackers" on October 18, 2010. [Link to article
]. The story was excerpted in the ACM TechNews
on October 25:
AFOSR-Supported YIP Research Leads to Algorithms That Deflect Network Attackers
Air Force Print News (10/18/10) Maria Callier
The U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research's Young Investigator Researcher Program (YIP), which encourages exceptional young engineers to explore basic research, has led to the development of algorithms that improve the security of the Air Force's global information grid. "The new technology will not only accurately block the known existing attacks, but will also defeat future possible attacks on networks, including wireless ones," says Northwestern University's Yan Chen, who helped develop the technology along with Binghamton University's Scott Craver. The researchers identified potential vulnerabilities in the emerging wireless network protocols and devised new algorithms to stop attackers. "Our project generated the first network-based intrusion detection and prevention system that is both highly accurate and fast, up to tens of gigabits per second," Chen says. "Our vision is to significantly improve the current network defense technology, not only against the existing known attacks, but also for unknown attacks, while still being able to match the high-speed network environment."