U.S. Air Force acquisition personnel fromÂ Hanscom Air Force Base have begun toÂ assess the service branch’s network, which consists of more than 800,000 end points, as part of efforts to boost its security and collect data generated from daily operations.
Hanscom AFB teamed up with Enlighten IT Consulting to automatically analyze security events that occur when the Air Force Network gets exposed to potential harmful websites or when users fail verification processes, the service branch said Wednesday.
End points such asÂ classified terminals, desktops, laptops and mobile devicesÂ trigger approximately 100,000 security events per hour, the Air Force noted.
“Weâre extracting patterns from the flow of data in an entire system to identify problems quickly and predict threats,” saidÂ 1st Lt. John Bennion, Data Analytics Pathfinder program manager at Air Force Life Cycle Management-Hanscom.
Enlighten IT will continue to provide recommendations for the Hanscom AFB personnel on possible data analytics strategies that can deliver usable information across the entire network.