ObjectSecurity today announced the successful completion of a U.S. Navy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase 1 project (N123-164), which was primed by their partner Real-Time Innovations (RTI), The Real-Time Middleware Experts.

The project, entitled “Reducing Bandwidth Requirements for Cybersecurity Information Exchanges,” was on data reduction, with a goal of reducing the amount of data that needs to be sent over a limited bandwidth link.  This could happen either through compression, or by removing (portions of) files that are not needed (at all, or initially) by the receiving side.  In addition, we also explored the idea of (generating and) leveraging knowledge about the priority of the data to be sent to queue up urgent data sooner and also to help smooth out the demand for the data link.  This effort optimizes bandwidth using combinations of many mechanisms for the two major relevant aspects: Prioritization (i.e. what to send when), and compression (i.e. how to send the data). The solution was designed to be generic, and was applied to Host-Based Security System (HBSS) and ePO.

RTI chose ObjectSecurity as a subcontractor because of ObjectSecurity’s strong scientific capabilities and track record, including several SBIRs. For example, OpenPMF policy enforcement and incident monitoring had previously been integrated with RTI’s implementation of DDS as part of another U.S. Navy SBIR project.