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Department of Pervasive Computing had visitors from the Japanese NICT research institution

TUT’s Department of Pervasive Computing warmly welcomed a delegation of four people from the renowned Japanese NICT research institution (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology).
A delegation from the Japanese NICT research institution visited the Department of Pervasive Computing on 22–23 February.
A delegation from the Japanese NICT research institution visited the Department of Pervasive Computing on 22–23 February.

“During the visit, we set up a sensor system that charts cyber attacks at TUT and provides this data to NICT for analysis in real time. We will also receive the data collected by NICT worldwide, enabling us to examine and visualize it in real time with the TUTCyberLab monitors,” Director Daisuke Inoue from NICT's Cybersecurity Laboratory and Professor Jarmo Harju from the Department of Pervasive Computing explain.

The purpose of the sensor system is to identify and monitor the malicious traffic directed at the darknet IP address space at TUT. The darknet is “unused address space” and the sensor recognizes abnormalities, such as scan packets, in the incoming traffic.

The data collected by the TUT sensor is provided to NICT in real time, and NICT sends its correlation analysis results back to TUT without delay. The correlation analysis also includes data collected by other sensors located in Japan, a few other Asian countries and France and the Netherlands.

The collected information and analysis results will be used for future collaboration research on cyber security between TUT and NICT.

“I consider this sensor system to be one of the most valuable outcomes from a collaboration project during my career, due to the concrete nature of the results, in particular. We also believe that this joint activity will reinforce the collaboration between TUT and NICT and push our leadership in the area of cyber security research at TUT,” Jarmo Harju notes.

The Department of Pervasive Computing has a five-year history of cooperation with NICT. In 2015, a MoU for cyber security research was signed between TUT and NICT.

News submitted by: Sara Riihimäki
Keywords: services and collaboration, image and communications, pervasive computing, nict