Hackathon in Distributed Corporate Security

GeNeura Team, and OSL, are organising a Hackathon in Distributed Corporate Security, for the MUSES Project. You will have the opportunity of developing in an European Project, funded by the FP7.**

It will be held on 25-26 of March at the Centro de Enseñanzas Virtuales de la Universidad de Granada (CEVUG). The location is: c/Real de Cartuja, nº 36-38, Granada (top floor).

Confirmed projects, to be chosen by the participants are:

  • Server performance upgrade of the corporate security system MUSES (Sweden Connectivity AB)
  • Muses server web based user interface (Sweden Connectivity AB) + S2 Grupo + GeNeura)
  • Command signature and verification component S2 Grupo
  • Android public key data encryption component S2 Grupo
  • Data Mining applied to security-based data: Analysis and Visualization tools (GeNeura)

A more complete description of each project can be found here.

The participation is free, of course. And if you already have a Github user, but you will not able to come, you can also participate remotely. The registration form is here.

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The schedule will be:
WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH

17.00 – Hello to everybody!
17.15 – Where are you? What’s this?
17.30 – Introduction to GIT (by Pablo Hinojosa @psicobyte_ )

18.00 – Projects presentation (10-15 minutes each)
19.00 – Project selection and organization of groups
20.00 – Tapas crawl

THURSDAY 26 MARCH

09.30 – Hackathon starts!
14.00 – Tapas crawl
15.30 – Hackathon continues!
17.30 – Coffee break (if needed)
17.45 – Here we go again
19.30 – Hackathon finishes…
19.31 – Project results presentations
20.00 – Tapas crawl – final round

**If you are Spanish, do not worry! Of course you will have the opportunity of improving your English, but Spanish-speakers from GeNeura Team and S2 will be there to assist you.

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[Paper] Going a Step Beyond the Black and White Lists for URL Accesses in the Enterprise by means of Categorical Classifiers

Our work titled Going a Step Beyond the Black and White Lists for URL Accesses in the Enterprise by means of Categorical Classifiers, as part of the researh under the MUSES project, has been presented today at the ECTA 2014 conference.

Abstract:

Corporate systems can be secured using an enormous quantity of methods, and the implementation of Black or White lists is among them.
With these lists it is possible to restrict (or to allow) the users the execution of applications or the access to certain URLs, among others. This paper is focused on the latter option. It describes the whole processing of a set of data composed by URL sessions performed by the employees of a company; from the preprocessing stage, including labelling and data balancing processes, to the application of several classification algorithms. The aim is to define a method for automatically make a decision of allowing or denying future URL requests, considering a set of corporate security policies.
Thus, this work goes a step beyond the usual black and white lists, since they can only control those URLs that are specifically included in them, but not by making decisions based in similarity (through classification techniques), or even in other variables of the session, as it is proposed here.
The results show a set of classification methods which get very good classification percentages (95-97%), and which infer some useful rules based in additional features (rather that just the URL string) related to the user’s access. This led us to consider that this kind of tool would be very useful tool for an enterprise.

You can check the presentation at: .