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Segmented CPS/SCADA Test Networks (SCSTN)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-21-P-0688
Agency Tracking Number: FX203-CSO2-1823
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF203-CSO2
Solicitation Number: X20.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-04-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-07-14
Small Business Information
591 Camino de la Reina Suite 610
San Diego, CA 92108-3108
United States
DUNS: 010681380
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert McGraw
 (619) 398-1410
 rmcgraw@ramlabs.com
Business Contact
 Maggie Sullivan
Phone: (619) 398-1410
Email: msullivan@ramlabs.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The Space and Missile System Center (SMC) is looking for technologies and technical applications that support the testing of space Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and their corresponding Operational Technology (OT) networks while using data analytics to identify and/or predict defects and trends. Challenges to providing this capability include combining OT networks with Information Technology (IT) networks to provide enterprise-managed control and the lack of support for communication protocols used by CPS/SCADA endpoints when discovering devices, monitoring traffic, and enforcing identity-based security protocols. In response this effort proposes to architect a customized Segmented CPS/SCADA Test Network (SCSTN) architecture and solution that provides a converged, yet segmented network that allows network communication between engineering test areas, laboratory spaces and ranges; scans for, discovers, and interrogates CPS/SCADA endpoint devices communicating over a wide variety of protocols used by space vehicles and their subsystems; profiles traffic workflows on OT networks while providing analytics and alerts associated with malicious behaviors;  provides a means to quarantine potentially vulnerable areas of the OT network ; and correlates the CPS/SCADA device data and OT network test reports with commercial threat intelligence information provided through Cisco Talos.

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