Research: advancing the discipline of cyber security,
and solving the industry's hard problems along the way.
CyberPoint Labs is our industrial research and development activity—advancing the discipline of cyber security by attacking and solving the hard problems of the field. It performs cutting-edge research in cyber security, develops new technologies and product prototypes, invents new tools for our customers, and focuses our relationship with research universities. (Our principal university research partner is the University of Maryland.)
The lab's three research areas are: Applied Mathematics, Data Science, and Security. Applied Mathematics encompasses topics like program analysis, algorithm optimization, cryptography, and other applications of mathematics to cyber security. Data Science covers such areas as high-performance computing, big data, data visualization, analytics, modeling and simulation, pattern recognition and machine learning. Our security research addresses secure software design, application and system security analysis, malware analysis, vulnerability discovery, and software reverse code engineering.
Multidisciplinary Imagination & Expertise
Multi-disciplinary and flexible in composition, CyberPoint Labs employs people who shine in their fields: electrical engineers, computer scientists, biologists, applied mathematicians, logicians, physicists, software engineers, network scientists, visualization experts, high-performance computing experts, malware analysts, reverse engineers, and security researchers.
Products Emerging From Research
Innovative products like DarkPoint, and DarkPoint Predictive Analytic Sensor have emerged from CyberPoint Labs. Its breakthrough work includes an innovative method of quantifying cyber value-at-risk, an essential element of rigorous risk management. CyberPoint Labs' disciplined research program will continue to pioneer new technologies and deliver a deeper understanding of the cyber domain.
The research efforts of CyberPoint Labs have led to the development of a number of new products and technologies offered by CyberPoint.
DarkPoint: an easy-to-use automated malware analysis and reverse engineering framework employing advanced machine learning algorithms and expert systems to simplify and accelerate malware detection, analysis, and remediation.
DarkPoint Predictive Analytic Sensor: an appliance that helps secure networks against advanced persistent threats by applying innovative machine-learning algorithms to inspect network traffic.
libpgm is a Python library that provides tools for modeling large systems with Bayesian networks. Using these tools allows for efficient statistical analysis on large data sets using Bayesian Networks.
libem is a C++ codebase using OpenMP and MPI to accelerate the training of Gaussian Mixture Models and adapted Gaussian Mixture Models on distributed memory architectures.
CyberPoint Labs' Dr. James Ulrich presented a talk at FLOCON 2013 on Cyber Value at Risk (or CyberV@R for short), a methodology for estimating the dollar value of risk to an IT infrastructure based on cyber security trade-offs. CyberV@R uses dynamic Bayesian networks, monte carlo simulation, and attack trees to attempt to quantify cyber security risk.
CyberPoint Labs' Ian Blumenfeld gave a talk at HCSS 2013 on applying techniques from SMT solvers to trace-based analysis of packed malware. CyberPoint conducts research in malware analysis, program analysis, and reverse engineering.
Read the white paper on Cyber Value at Risk (or CyberV@R for short), a methodology for estimating the dollar value of risk to an IT infrastructure based on cyber security trade-offs.
Download the white paper.
The University of Maryland (UMD) and CyberPoint International, LLC, (CyberPoint), entered into a partnership to establish collaborative activities in cybersecurity. The partnership promotes cybersecurity education and research through the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2).