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NetShifter: A Comprehensive Multi-Dimensional Network Obfuscation and Deception Solution

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: FA8750-16-C-0161
Agency Tracking Number: O153-004-0134
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD153-004
Solicitation Number: 2015.3
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-07-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-01-16
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive
Rockville, MD 20855
United States
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kyung Joon Kwak
 (301) 294-4763
Business Contact
 Mark James
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution

Moving target defense (MTD) is a cyber defense strategy in which a set of system configurations are dynamically changed to increase uncertainty and complexity for adversaries that try to discover and exploit vulnerabilities. While MTD is considered as a potential game changer in cyber defense, existing MTD solutions for military networks (and enterprise networks) are not sufficient in thwarting adversary attempt to perform reconnaissance, launch attack, and exfiltrate information mostly due to physical constraints of the network. The set of configurations to be played in MTD are constrained by yet static physical wired connections and physical locations.To improve cyber agility of military networks, Intelligent Automation, Inc (IAI) proposes to develop NetShifter that performs multi-dimensional network-level MTD in full scale beyond physical constraints of military/enterprise networks. The main objective of this project is to develop innovative MTD techniques that can dynamically adapt network or perception of network to defeat or at least delay the processes of cyber-attacks. By developing innovative MTD techniques as well as leveraging state-of-art techniques, the NetShifter makes it extremely difficult for the adversary to discover the attack surface in the network for launching a successful attack.

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