AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING THREAT AND RISK OF CORPORATE ESPIONAGE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,134.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAH0102CR148
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB1-0157
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Psynapse Technologies, Llc
1000 Thomas Jefferson St. N.W., Washington, DC, 20007
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
095609165
Principal Investigator:
Gary Jackson
President and CEO
(202) 342-5019
gjackson@psynapsetech.com
Business Contact:
Gary Jackson
President and CEO
(202) 342-5019
gjackson@psynapsetech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"Proprietary theft and subsequent economic loss is a serious and growing problem with U.S. corporations and organizations. The purpose of the proposed Phase I project is to further develop and refine an experimental threat and risk assessment model and todetermine user requirements and system specifications required to fully develop and market a reliable and valid corporate espionage assessment system. The system will determine the threat of theft of proprietary information (e.g. invention, copyright,trade secrets, marketing strategies, prototypes, R&D plans) posed by others (e.g. contractors, employees, foreign companies, competitors) and determine the degree of risk of theft based on assessed vulnerabilities of participating companies/organizations.Economic loss as a result of theft of proprietary information is a growing concern. The loss of actual revenue or competitive edge is a function of how effectively corporations and organizations protect proprietary information. A behaviorally-basedassessment system capable of determining the degree of threat posed by those who would steal proprietary information and determining a company's or organization's risk of loss based on assessed vulnerabilities could decrease significant economic losses,both within the government and corporate sectors. The dual assessment of threat and risk may result in an improved ability to design specific counter-measures and security practices to result

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