Open Source Intelligence (OSInt)

OSInt is a big data analytics project that aims to gather information about vulnerabilities in libraries

Project Details

Open Source Intelligence (OSInt)

Open Source Intelligence (OSInt)

OSInt is a big data analytics project that aims to gather information about vulnerabilities in libraries

Project Overview

OSInt is a big data analytics project that gathers information about vulnerabilities in third party libraries, starting from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD), and transforms it into valuable and actionable security intelligence for end users.

How it works

OSInt systematically collects and processes (extract, transform and load) large volumes of data, in the range of terabytes, from a variety of sources on the internet to gather relevant and actionable information for end users through building security knowledge base.

Key challenge

Due to the scale at which we operate, keeping up-to-date with the latest changes in libraries is a key challenge. For instance, NVD data feeds are updated approximately every two hours and we have to process this information and update relevant libraries in real-time to reflect the changes.

Principal Investigator

Mahin Chandramohan

Principal Researcher

Mahin Chandramohan is leading the machine learning efforts in Intelligent Application Security group at Oracle Labs, Australia.

His research areas of interest include:

•   Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
•   Threat intelligence
•   Malware analysis and binary reverse engineering
•   Machine learning for program analysis and bug detection (MLonCode).

 

Education:

* PhD in Computer Science, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

* B.Eng. in Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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