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CYRIN: New Threats to Updated Cyber Training in Minutes, not Months

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-P-0531
Agency Tracking Number: FX201-CSO1-0870
Amount: $49,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: J201-CSO1
Solicitation Number: X20.1
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-03-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-06-09
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 422
Trumansburg, NY 14886-0422
United States
DUNS: 101321479
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Joyce
 (607) 257-1975
Business Contact
 Judson Powers
Phone: (607) 257-1975
Research Institution

ATC-NY’s CYRIN Next-Generation Cyber Range provides an effective, hands-on, remote cybersecurity training environment with accurate monitoring. CYRIN provides trainees with virtualized instances of exercises to provide a realistic and safe environment, so that attacks can be simulated without compromising the integrity of the system.  At the same time, CYRIN automatically monitors each trainee’s progress through learning objectives by examining machine and network states. Traditional cyber range exercises frequently require months or more of setup, causing them to often be out of date in an accelerating threat environment. CYRIN’s sophisticated exercise authoring environment allows new exercises to be created in minutes, quickly responding to newly discovered cyber threats or adversary tactics.  In this Phase I effort, we will engage with Air Force end users to bring them this rapid exercise authoring capability to lower costs and better train future cyber defenders against new threats.  

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