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CREACT: Advanced Network Security Metrics for Cyber REsilience and Asset CriTicality Measurement in Mission Success

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: W911QX-15-C-0050
Agency Tracking Number: O2-1462
Amount: $999,813.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD12-IA3
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-09-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-09-16
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive
Rockville, MD 20855
United States
DUNS: 181423752
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Yi Cheng
 (301) 294-5215
Business Contact
 Mark James
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution

Cyber assets usually support missions with different priorities, and the objective and systematic measurement of their resilience and criticality may play a major role in mission success. One basic requirement for achieving mission success and mitigating the adverse impact of advanced threats is to measure the defense and resilience effectiveness of individual and collective cyber assets. Therefore, a comprehensive framework of metrics should be developed objectively and systematically for measuring the individual and collaborative resilience and mission criticality of cyber assets by taking mission assurance into consideration in wired and wireless networks. This framework should be modular in nature to account for the impact of different types of advanced threats and vulnerabilities, be reactive to network connectivity failures and new threats, and provide the commander with a status of metrics of interest on resilience and mission assurance.

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