This novel algorithm provides an optimal solution for network security and governance, based on provable mathematics

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Background

Ensuring secure access is critical for high security networks, where the use or misuse of intelligent, adaptive, self-organized sensors and actuators can have significant beneficial or detrimental effects. In a world where network architecture and segmentation are more art than science, McMaster researchers have developed a mathematically provable algorithm for configuring optimally secure networks.


Technology Overview

Capable of grouping nodes into shielded clusters, developing layered policy-based defences and dynamically reconfiguring the network in real time in response to information from nodes, the algorithm scales well to handle very large infrastructure. This algorithm provides a novel way to build secure computer networks by automating access-control configuration of networks on-the-fly. This automation maintains robust security measures as resources are added or removed dynamically to the networks, making it ideal for dynamic software-defined networks.


Stage of Development: Experimentally verified. Demonstrable upon request.


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Key Benefits

• Mathematically provable security

• Scalable and automatically reconfigurable on-the-fly

Applications

High security computer networks:
• Defense
• Government
• Enterprise Networks
• Financial Institutions

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