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GRASP: Global Recognition of Attacker Signatures and Policy Response

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
91396
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O092-IA1-1060
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Smart Information Flow Technologies, d/b
211 N 1st St. Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: GRASP: Global Recognition of Attacker Signatures and Policy Response
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-10-M-1757
Award Amount: $98,644.00
 

Abstract:

GRASP integrates three innovative new technologies: application intrusion detection, proactive deception of attackers, and application intrusion response into technology to collect intelligence on the humans behind cyber attacks and adapt the mandatory operating system policy to prevent the intrusion in the future. Once detected, intruders are silently redirected to the secure GRASP Deception Shell, a software decoy. The Deception Shell presents varying sequences of stimuli. The attackers responses reveal information about the human behind the attack, such as what languages they speak, their cultural knowledge, and their attack skills and resources. Using data mining techniques these attacker metrics create attacker signatures that identify or partially identify the attacker. In response to the intrusion GRASP also adapts the low-level security policy to prevent the intrusion in the future, by monitoring and adapting resource accesses. Safety mechanisms are in place to ensure the evolving security policy does not impact legitimate users conducting mission critical tasks. Together the GRASP components provide intelligence and security currently unavailable to critical applications.

Principal Investigator:

Dan Thomsen
Senior Research Scientist
6127890559
dthomsen@sift.info

Business Contact:

Harry Funk
Vice President of Research and Deve
6125787438
hfunk@sift.info
Small Business Information at Submission:

SMART INFORMATION FLOW TECHNOLOGIES, D/B/A SIFT
211 N 1st St. Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55401

EIN/Tax ID: 411929753
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No