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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
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD09-IA3
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-11-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-08-11
Small Business Information
105 A Church Street
Madison, AL 35758
United States
DUNS: 152119025
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Cody Buntain
 Research Engineer
 (256) 325-0010
Business Contact
 Sandy Ring
Title: Founder & CEO
Phone: (256) 325-0010
Research Institution

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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