Akatosh: Automated Cyber Incident Verification and Impact Analysis

Smith, Jared M., Greenlee, Elliot, Ferber, Aaron
ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)

Akatosh, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Transition to Practice Program (TTP) project developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory with industry and academic partnership, enables automated, real-time forensic analysis of endpoints a‰er malwareaŠacks and other cyber security incidents by automatically maintaining detailed snapshots of host-level activity on endpoints over time. It achieves this by integrating intrusion detection systems (IDS) with forensic tools. Œe combination allows Akatosh to collect vast amounts of endpoint data and assists in verifying, tracking, and analyzing endpoints in real time. Œis provides operations personnel and analysts as well as managers and executives with continuous feedback on the impact of malicious so‰ware and other security incidents on endpoints in their network.