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ASTER: Active Smart Targets for Effective Response

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
63443
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
00SB2-0047
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATC - NY
33 Thornwood Drive, Suite 500 Ithaca, NY 14850-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: ASTER: Active Smart Targets for Effective Response
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: DAAH0103CR118
Award Amount: $374,988.00
 

Abstract:

Sophisticated attacks on computer systems typically proceed in stages. The attacker first probes the target site to discover its vulnerabilities, and then exploits the vulnerabilities. To avoid detection, attacks can be spread out over time or be launchedfrom multiple hosts. An attacker who has gained entry to a network host can use it as a base from which to attack other hosts on the network. Current techniques cannot reliably recognize successive stages of a coordinated attack. ATC-NY proposes to buildASTER (Active Smart Targets for Effective Response), a system to identify attackers by feeding them traceable information during exploratory probes. When attackers use the information in later attack stages, ASTER can correlate the stages and assess theattack. In Phase I, ATC-NY successfully demonstrated the feasibility of ASTER with an initial prototype. In Phase II, ASC-NY will enhance the types of information gathered about attackers by building a pre-production prototype and by a large-scaleevaluation. ASTER technology will also be adapted to address insider attacks and spam recognition.

Principal Investigator:

Frank Adelstein
Senior Principal Scientis
6072571975
fadelstein@oracorp.com

Business Contact:

Richard Smith
Controller
6072571975
rick@oracorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ODYSSEY RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
33 Thornwood Drive Ithaca, NY 14850

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