SBIR Phase I: Information Risk Management System for Small and Medium-Sized Financial Institutions

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$150,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
0945830
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
NSF 09-541
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
0945830
Solicitation Topic Code:
IC
Small Business Information
Secure Banking Solutions
1400 North Washington, Suite 103, Madison, SD, 57042
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
784314085
Principal Investigator
 Erik Osterkamp
 MIS
 (605) 280-5867
 erik.osterkamp@protectmybank.com
Business Contact
 Erik Osterkamp
Title: MIS
Phone: (605) 280-5867
Email: erik.osterkamp@protectmybank.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a tool to assist small and medium-sized financial institutions (SMFI) to understand their information risk and what they should do about it. This project will test the feasibility of pre-defining information security threats and countermeasures for each asset in a SMFI. The phase I goal is to accomplish this goal and address the technical challenges include: 1) Experiment with the feasibility of using two national standards to pre-define cyber risks, 2) Develop a pilot software product that leverages these national standards and 3) Determine the commercial viability of this software product. The proposal's broad impact is the pervasive positive impact on information protection in financial services. The security posture of SMFIs is concerning; however, with an intelligent tool which answers many of the risk management questions, all types of SMFIs can get an accurate read on where their risks are and what they need to do about it. If successful, this tool could address a significant underserved market in the financial services industry.

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