Accelerated Learning for Cyber Insider Threat Reduction (XL-CITR)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-C-6061
Agency Tracking Number: O2-0935
Amount: $749,975.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD08-CR8
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Tier 1 Performance Solutions, LLC
6 East 5th Street, Suite 400, Covington, KY, -
DUNS: 128933996
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Terence Andre
 Managing Director
 (859) 663-2114
Business Contact
 Kevin Moore
Title: COO
Phone: (859) 663-2114
Research Institution
Future U.S. Information Systems will be subject to increased attacks. These attacks will come from both internal and external threats. As reflected by the budgets for combating these threats, external cyber threats are assumed to be more likely. By comparison, internal threats to cyber networks from U.S. personnel receive little attention; yet, the consequences can be even more devastating. Although technical solutions can alert management, supervisors or auditors still would be required to take immediate actions to limit the scope of the damages. In addition to automatic defense systems, these supervisors must be alert to behavioral markers of suspicious behavior or attitudes on the part of employees. In particular, cyber network supervisors must be trained to identify behavioral signs that might indicate that an employee intends to commit an insider crime. To address this challenge, the TiER1 Performance Solutions Team proposes to validate its Phase I design of the XL-CITR system (Accelerated Learning for Cyber Insider Threat Reduction), and to fully develop the training system that will properly teach supervisors, in the Air Force, DoD, or in any domain, to detect and thwart insider threats to cyber networks.

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