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D24/D6.4 Second Open Workshop Proceedings

This is the deliverable for the second wombat open workshop, BADGERS, that took place within the EuroSys 2011 conference on April 10 in Salzburg (Austria). In this document we discuss the preparation of the second workshop, our expectations vs. feedback and impressions we collected by authors and attenders. Proceedings are included.


D23/D5.3 Early Warning System: Experimental report

A large part of Workpackage 5 concerns the Early Warning System functionality. This deliverable offers a report of the experiments carried out as part of the effort to create the Early Warning System. Several specialized alerting systems are presented, including FIRE, Exposure, BANOMAD and HoneyBuddy myIMhoneypot


D21/D4.7 Consolidated report with evaluation results

This is the final deliverable for Workpackage 4 within the wombat project. In this document we discuss the final extensions and improvements to our data collection and analysis techniques that were implemented as part of wombat. Furthermore, we present some additional results obtained from the analysis of data collected within wombat.


The Wombat API (WAPI) is now available on sourceforge


WAPI, or WOMBAT API, is a SOAP-based API built in the context of the project to facilitate the remote access and exploration of security-related datasets.

The package contains all the essential code to start using the WAPI. The WAPI represents an attempt to tackle two main challenges for security data providers:

- Many of the data access primitives are not easily scriptable. Many data sources provide web-based interfaces that, while easily accessible by human operators, are not convenient for automated analysis.

- The interfaces for security datasets are very diverse in structure and methodology. The analyst who wants to take advantage of multiple data sources to perform correlations among them is thus forced to implement ad-hoc plugins and parsers for each data feed. This process is not necessarily a simple task, and requires the analyst to fully understand, for example, the schema of the SQL database provided by the data owner.

You can find the package on sourceforge :

More information and details on WAPI are available in the deliverable D10/D6.3.

Wombat Deliverable D18/D4.6 Final description of contextual features

The objective of Workpackage 4 is to develop techniques to characterize the malicious
code that is collected in the previous workpackage. The main idea is to enrich the
collected code thanks to metadata that might reveal insights into the origin of the code
and the intentions of those that created, released or used it.
This deliverable is an extension of D15 (D4.5), and provides a final description of the
contextual features collected within the wombat consortium. Furthermore, it presents
initial results, statistics, and insights obtained by analyzing the collected contextual


WOMBAT presentation at the e-COPP conference

As part of his presentation at the e-COPP conference, P. Kijewski (NASK) will introduce the WOMBAT project.

NASK announces participation to WOMBAT


Contribution of NASK

Partner description
The Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK) is a research and development unit active in Poland since March 1991. It was set up to connect Poland and the scientific-academic community to the Internet. Currently, NASK is one of the main Internet Service Providers in Poland and operator of the '.pl' country top level domain. The primary NASK group that will take part in the project is CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) Polska, a team within NASK, set up to handle Internet security incidents for the '.pl' constituency. It will be supported by members of the NASK Research Division. CERT Polska has been operational since 1996 (until 2000 known as CERT NASK). The team cooperates with other IRTs from around the world under the auspices of FIRST (Forum of Incident Response Security Teams) and with many ISPs, banks and government institutions in Poland. It also runs ARAKIS, a nation-wide early warning system, that uses a large distributed network of sensors located in various Polish institutions to collect and analyze network activity to detect new threats. CERT Polska has contributed to EU funded projects, under FP5 ( and the Safer Internet Action Plan (SpotSpam and NIFC Hotline Polska). Representatives from NASK, including CERT Polska team members play active roles (Management Board member, National Liaison Officer and Working Group members) in cooperation with ENISA.
Partner specific involvement in the wombat project
NASK has extensive practical experience in the area of honeypot technology achieved through the design, implementation, deployment and maintenance of a wide network of honeypot based sensors (one of the initial data sources for WOMBAT). The CERT contribution will be unique as it will be based on over a 10 year practical experience in security incident handling. The team will focus on the development of threat intelligence acquisition from a CERT perspective (WP5). Moreover, it will engage in state of the art analysis, formulation of requirements (WP2), design of interfaces between WOMBAT and the ARAKIS system (WP3), testing of new sensors (WP3), as well as the evaluation of the proposed data enrichment and malware characterization methods (WP4). Dissemination will also be handled, in particular in the IRT community (WP6).