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'Bad Apples' Noticed 100 Times Faster by New Brain-Inspired Cybersecurity System

'Bad Apples' Noticed 100 Times Faster by New Brain-Inspired Cybersecurity System (Innovation and Research)

The Neuromorphic Cyber Microscope, designed by Lewis Rhodes Labs in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories owing to its brain-inspired design, it can look for the complex patterns that indicate specific "bad apples," all while using less electricity than a standard 60-watt light bulb. Comparing brains with cerebral palsy to healthy brains was key to the deeper insights. The Neuromorphic Cyber Microscope compares streaming data to suspicious patterns in a time-dependent manner. In contrast, conventional cyberdetection systems sequentially match small chunks of data against a library of "bad apple" patterns, which is less efficient. Sandia tested the Neuromorphic Cyber Microscope on its cybertraffic in a demonstration environment. As the "bad apple" patterns got more complex, the state-of-the-art conventional system slowed exponentially, but the Neuromorphic Cyber Microscope kept performing efficiently. It's more than 100 times faster and 1,000 times more energy-efficient.

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