Supporting Automated Monitoring, Event Detection, and Response with Visualization and the MOSAICS JCTD Environment

Abstract:

The MOSAICS Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) is poised to impact the way defenders protect IT/OT blended networks by demonstrating how currently available defense tools can be leveraged to automatically respond to potential incidents and provide insight into the structure and behavior of networks. By fusing the information from several customizable tools into a series of focused displays, the visualization component of the MOSAICS system supports defenders through automated monitoring, event detection, and response in a single platform.


AUTHORS

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, Washington, United States

Lyndsey Franklin is a User Experience Research Scientist in the Human Centered Computer group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Her research includes applying design thinking and user-centered design to domains such as energy and environment, law enforcement, emergency response, cybersecurity, and critical infrastructure. Her work has explored ways to enable complex sensemaking tasks in streaming and big data environments and supporting change detection during streaming data analysis using several machine-learning and visual analytic techniques. She was a panelist for the 2017 VizSec concluding panel discussion and is frequently called on to lead Design Thinking workshops for several PNNL outreach activities.

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, Washington, United States

Alysha Johnson is a Cyber Security Engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Her work currently focuses on full stack software development for web applications with expertise in C#, React, Typescript, and many intersecting libraries. She is most interested in software architecture, leading teams through the software development cycle and mentoring upcoming Computer Science students. Before starting at PNNL, Alysha served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years and then went on to attain her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Eastern Washington University.

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, Washington, United States

Shawn Hampton is a senior software engineer and Team Lead in the Visual Analytics Group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He began his career as a software developer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996 working with upper middleware for the various high performance computing systems deployed at NCSA. After 13 years at NCSA, Shawn moved to PNNL and has spent the intervening years developing highly interactive web-based visualization applications and leading software development teams in support of the national security and fundamental science missions at PNNL.

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, Washington, United States

Scott Dowson is senior software engineer in the Human Centered Computing Group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He has over 25 years’ experience developing visual analytic software focusing on streaming data analytics, 2D and 3D visualizations, algorithm development, and web APIs. Recently Mr Dawson has been leading software teams creating interactive web-based solutions addressing challenges in cybersecurity, bio surveillance, energy infrastructure, and technology transfer supporting the national security and research missions at PNNL.

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, Washington, United States

Josh Kolasch graduated from Washington State University and has been at PNNL as a Software Engineer since 2019. He is a Software Engineer in the AI and Data Analytics group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He is a full stack developer with a focus on frontend web app development and has built data visualizations and analytic tools to bring data to life in a practical and digestible form. The tools that he has helped create have supported the work of other researchers and improved their day-to-day operations. In his free time, he enjoys sport climbing and a relaxing round of disc golf.

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