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Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis
IMPACT - Supporting Research and Development of Security Technologies through Network and Security Data Collection
Sponsored by:
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Our activities for this project include collection, curation, hosting, and distribution of active and passive Internet measurement data as well as providing advice on technical, legal, and practical aspects of the policies and procedures of the DHS Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk & Trust (IMPACT) project.

Renamed at the end of 2015, the IMPACT project was previously known as the DHS Protected REpository for the Defense of Infrastructure against Cyber Threats (PREDICT) project.

Funding source: DHS S&T cooperative agreement FA8750-12-2-0326. Period of performance: September 28, 2012 - September 27, 2013 (optional till September 27, 2017).

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Statement of Work

CAIDA provides fundamental research on a reasonable efforts basis and in accordance with UC policy. We shall accomplish the following data providing, data hosting, and project support tasks:

I. Providing Data

CAIDA will provide the following data to IMPACT:

Dataset NameDatesContentNotes
IPv4 Routed /24 Topology2008 - ongoingforward IPv4 paths, reply Time-to-Live (TTL), Round-Trip-Time (RTT), and ICMP responsesMeasured from Ark platform
IPv4 Routed /24 DNS Names2008 - ongoingFully-qualified domain names for IP addresses in the IPv4 Routed /24 datasetUses a custom-built bulk DNS lookup service
IPv6 Topology2008 - ongoingforward IPv6 paths, TTL, RTT, and ICMP responsesMeasured from Ark platform
Internet Topology Data Kits (ITDK)2010 - ongoingRouter-level topology data, router-to-AS assignments, geographic location of each router, DNS lookups of all observed IP addressesDerived from Ark measurements once every 3-6 months
Active Internet Topology Measurements with Skitter1998 - 2008IP paths, RTTLegacy data
Near Real-time UCSD Network Telescope Data2001 - ongoingIP packets in PCAP formatThe most recent 2 months of data
Archived samples of Near Real-time UCSD Network Telescope Data2001 - ongoingIP packets in PCAP formatArchived periodically, TBD
OC48 Peering Point IP Packet Headers2002 - 2003Three packet traces in PCAP format captured in 2002-2003Legacy data


1Describe the physical, logical and functional configuration of the collection mechanism for datasets provided to IMPACT
2Document and implement a process for managing datasets listed above for dissemination via the IMPACT legal framework
3Support the maintenance of the IMPACT data catalog (hosted by the IMPACT Coordinating Center, PCC) consistent with the data collection and data curation tasks
4Describe any restrictions on the use of any datasets provided to IMPACT including international dissemination
5Describe efforts and methods employed to ensure that the data is legally collected and compliant with privacy laws, anonymization techniques (if applied), and appropriate disclosure control processes
6Describe and implement any Institution Review Board (IRB), or ethics review processes related to dataset requests, including nominal timelines, the issues to consider, and the expected frequency of reviews
7Provide a risk analysis of any dataset provided to IMPACT that addresses federal, state, local, and international laws relevant to the collection and dissemination of the dataset, as well as any ethical issues
8Describe how data collections are planned to evolve as devices, architectures, and protocols evolve

II. Data Hosting


1Provide a data hosting infrastructure to support the IMPACT project.
2Describe any expansion plans for hosts and bandwidth to be needed as a result of traffic growth.
3Describe scenarios and processes for the dissemination of data that may occur via media.
4Provide a description of data hosting infrastructure to be employed in the performance of this SOW (hardware, software, logical configuration, and mirroring or redundancy equivalence)
5If willing to host external data, indicate the availability of infrastructure and provide a plan for curating data from external sources.

III. Project Support

Implement and document IMPACT project support, as follows:


1Attend PI Meetings (not to exceed 3 times per year) and provide an on-site venue for hosting PI Meetings (as requested).
2Provide regular status briefings, participate in monthly teleconferences, project planning efforts, program reviews, and other technical interchange meetings.
3Collaborate with other IMPACT project participants on the establishment and monitoring of project-level metrics to describe the utility of the provided and hosted datasets, evaluate the dataset popularity, track the growth of the data collection, and other.
4Describe how UCSD will meet IMPACT goals for reviewing, negotiating, and executing IMPACT legal documents including Data Provider and Data Host Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs) with PCC. Discuss the availability of decision making legal support and any other required entity needed to respond to these documents consistent with UCSD policy and within seven (7) business days.
5Support the IMPACT ARB activities to screen researcher organizations, referring organizations and researchers for legitimacy of purpose and intent of IMPACT data use.
6Describe and implement a plan to publicize the availability of the data provided via IMPACT.
7Support project outreach via Government approved workshops, conferences, and other technical forums.


In the course of the project, CAIDA shall provide the following deliverables:

1Project Management PlanNovember 15, 2012done: 20142012
2Hosting Infrastructure Description DocumentNovember 15, 2012done: 20142012
3Technical Status Reportquarterly
4Financial Status Reportmonthlyongoing
5Briefings and Research Papersas available
6Final Reportupon completion of the project

Acknowledgement of awarding agency's support

This material is based on research sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, Cyber Security Division (DHS S&T/HSARPA/CSD), BAA 11-01-RIKA and Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate under agreement number FA8750-12-2-0326. The U.S. Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for Governmental purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation thereon.

The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of Department of Homeland Security, Air Force Research Laboratory or the U.S. Government.

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