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ADEPT: Advanced Deception Enhancing Protection Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O113-IA2-1038
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-IA2
Solicitation Number:
2011.3
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: 2012
Title: ADEPT: Advanced Deception Enhancing Protection Technology
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-12-M-1395
Award Amount: $149,411.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed ADEPT technology combines the science of cognitive psychology with centuries of magicians'practical performance experience to create a new science of deception for computer security. The ADEPT approach learns about the motives and real-world attributes of people by analyzing their cognitive processes based on their reactions to specifically designed stimuli. The resulting technology forms an additional protection layer that defenders can quickly integrate with any protection system. The ADEPT technology identifies adversarial intent and thought processes, finds real-world attributes to identify the adversary, delays the adversary, and gives defenders information that they can use to increase security. ADEPT represents a new direction in proactive software protection that learns about the adversary executing an attack and adapts its defenses accordingly.

Principal Investigator:

Dan Thomsen
Senior Research Scientist
(612) 789-0559
dthomsen@sift.net

Business Contact:

Harry Funk
Vice President of Research and Dev.
(612) 578-7438
hfunk@sift.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Smart Information Flow Technologies, d/b/a SIFT
211 N 1st St. Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN -

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