Spoofing Network Architectures in Response to Hostile Reconnaissance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-A224
Agency Tracking Number: A101-014-0444
Amount: $69,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-014
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
DataSoft Corp.
1475 N. Scottsdale Road, #460, Scottsdale, AZ, 85257
DUNS: 960462034
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Larry Dunst
 Chief Engineer
 (480) 763-5777
 larry.dunst@datasoft.com
Business Contact
 Vik Patel
Title: Chief Engineer
Phone: (480) 763-5777
Email: cassin@materials-sciences.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The DataSoft Network Obfuscation and Virtualized Anti-reconnaissance system (NOVA) detects hostile network reconnaissance and denies access to real network information while simultaneously providing false network information to attackers. This results in attackers expending significantly extra time and effort, allowing defenders additional time to mount an appropriate response. NOVA is a novel distributed system consisting of independent autonomous agents that combine lightweight virtualization, attacker classification, dynamic rerouting for asset protection, and diverse mechanisms for provision of false information to attackers. The NOVA design and architecture documentation along with the preliminary system/software requirements provides a good baseline for developing a fully functioning system. Our Phase I minimal software prototype demonstration proves the feasibility of our core concepts.

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