Deception Studio: Attacker Characterization and Dynamic Relocation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-M-1767
Agency Tracking Number: O092-IA3-1247
Amount: $99,961.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD09-IA3
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
105 A Church Street, Madison, AL, 35758
DUNS: 152119025
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Cody Buntain
 Research Engineer
 (256) 325-0010
 cody.buntain@pikewerks.com
Business Contact
 Sandy Ring
Title: Founder & CEO
Phone: (256) 325-0010
Email: sandy.ring@pikewerks.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
One of the most significant weaknesses that faces modern software protection solutions is the reliance on static policies and rule sets that are established based on “known” attack methods at the time of development. In reality, attacks are not static; they adapt over time, and evolve to defeat protections as they are made public. Pikewerks proposes to address both of these weaknesses by developing a system, referred to as Deception Studio that characterizes and appropriately reacts to attackers in real-time. As has been successfully implemented in traditional warfare, it will strive to shape the attacker’s perception, and create an illusion capable of manipulating their planning process. This concept is based on the combat operations process defined by John Boyd referred to as Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act (OODA). Deception Studio will characterize the attack, and tailor defenses based on what is observed.

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