The Bulgarian Defence Institute (BDI) investigates the cyber-attack field

SOFIA (Bulgaria), 2017 December 22, Author Boyko Nikolov (Bm), Photo: Arl.Army.mil

A virtual laboratory will fight against cyber-attacks globally. It was announced by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). It will include experts, research workers and directors of studies from three states – USA, Bulgaria and Ukraine.

On Bulgarian side, research-workers from the Bulgarian Defence Institute will be engaged with this task. Together with their partners from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the National Technical University of Ukraine, they will contribute to the fight against cyber-attacks. The Bulgarian participation will be financed by the Science for Peace and Security Program of NATO and covers a period of three years.

Development of theoretical grounds, methods and approaches to software tools are a part of the tasks, set by the programme Cyber Rapid Analysis for Defence Awareness of Real-Time Situation. The goal is to be detected on time malware in the cyber space and to be warned for a possible information attack.

“Cyber space attacks prove to be among the major problems of the society nowadays. They exist and develop under different names, form and function – disinformation, fake news, as well as, last but not least, disguising of the actual sponsors over concrete political messages and announcements. They may be a part of one hybrid war in combination with malware” said the Chief Scientist of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Dr. Alexander Kott.

In future, the scientists from the three states promise their results and analyses from the completed work to be published.

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