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Angler: Phishing Prevention and Defense Framework

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Pikewerks Corporation
105 A Church Street Madison, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Angler: Phishing Prevention and Defense Framework
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0045
Award Amount: $99,279.00


Criminal organizations, self-interested individuals, and many foreign militaries employ email-based attacks, referred to as phishing attacks, to deceive individuals into unwittingly divulging private, personal, sensitive, or proprietary information. One of the primary weaknesses in today"s anti-phishing technology is its reliance on server-side protection mechanisms. Because a phishing email containing a malicious document or link can be made to appear identical to a valid source, relying solely on catching phishing attacks at the server boundary is inadequate. Instead, Pikewerks proposes the multi-tiered Angler, a three-stage, automated system for preventing and protecting against phishing and spear phishing attacks across a much broader spectrum of user/email interaction.

Principal Investigator:

Nathan Cantelmo
Research Engineer
(256) 325-0010

Business Contact:

Sandy Ring
(256) 325-0010
Small Business Information at Submission:

Pikewerks Corporation
105 A Church Street Madison, AL -

EIN/Tax ID: 331040567
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No