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Device for and method of computer intrusion anticipation, detection, and remediation

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Electronic network security by establishing a network topology, including multiple devices, where the network includes a command and control layer and a transport layer, where the command and control layer is changeable by the transport layer and vice versa. All phases of an intrusion attempt are monitored to anticipate an intrusion, prevent an intrusion, and remedy a successful intrusion. An assessment of the threat is made in multiple dimensions. The topology of the network may be changed in accordance with the threat assessment. In addition, computer traffic in the network and from the intrusion source may be modified or stopped to guard against an intrusion, prevent an intrusion, and remedy a successful intrusion. The command and control layer is changeable by the transport layer and vice versa.

Inventors: 
Alexander, Keith B.; Dowd, Patrick W.; Grossman, Robert L.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Communications
FIle Date: 
2013-05-29
Grant Date: 
2014-11-25
Grant time: 
545 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
9
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AS REPRESENTED BY THE DIRECTOR NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY