NVIDIA, Booz Allen Hamilton Collaborate on New AI-Enabled, GPU-Accelerated Cyber
by D. Howard Kass • Sep 22, 2022
Graphics processing unit (GPU) inventor NVIDIA and consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton said they have expanded a prior agreement to make available an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled, GPU-accelerated cybersecurity platform to customers in the public and private sectors.
The collaborators said the new cybersecurity platform allows teams to analyze massive amounts of data and pinpoint threats faster.
The Power to Pinpoint Cyber Threats
According to the companies, the platform enables next-generation incident response systems that help customers pinpoint cybersecurity threats. It is powered by NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA Morpheus, an open-source, GPU-accelerated software framework offering cybersecurity developers the ability to inspect all network traffic in real time, flag anomalies and provide insights to help address threats quickly.
For its part, Booz Allen has developed a GPU-accelerated purpose-built software platform called Cyber Precog that provides mission-relevant AI models and modular pipelines for rapid deployment at the edge. Cyber Precog provides the software model necessary to power the Cyber Precog Flyaway Kit, a GPU-powered edge server custom designed to support cyber operations in degraded and disconnected environments.
According to NVIDIA, the latest release of Morpheus includes updates to pre-built workflows, and new visualization capabilities for digital fingerprinting and sensitive information detection. New visualizations enable faster threat identification and remediation by security analysts.
Morpheus can be deployed in public clouds, hybrid clouds or hosted on premises and is available for download on NVIDIA NGC and GitHub.
More Collaboration to Come
Booz Allen and NVIDIA said they are also collaborating on next-generation solutions powered by the cybersecurity platform.
As Justin Boitano, vice president of Enterprise Platforms at NVIDIA explained:
“Traffic moving through the modern data center continues to expand, propelled by innovations such as AI and connected devices, and it’s increasingly susceptible to potential breaches and attacks. NVIDIA Morpheus enables innovators to create zero-trust technologies that detect and eliminate threats as they arise.”
Matt Tarascio, senior vice president at Booz Allen, adds:
“NVIDIA GPUs, along with NVIDIA’s Morpheus framework, allow us to bring enterprise capability to the edge, so that the best analytic, data processing and AI capability can be delivered to the mission.”