Angler: Phishing Prevention and Defense Framework

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,279.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-11-C-0045
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-IA3-2250
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-IA3
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Pikewerks Corporation
105 A Church Street, Madison, AL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
152119025
Principal Investigator:
Nathan Cantelmo
Research Engineer
(256) 325-0010
nate.cantelmo@pikewerks.com
Business Contact:
Sandy Ring
Founder&President
(256) 325-0010
sandy.ring@pikewerks.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Criminal organizations, self-interested individuals, and many foreign militaries employ email-based attacks, referred to as phishing attacks, to deceive individuals into unwittingly divulging private, personal, sensitive, or proprietary information. One of the primary weaknesses in today"s anti-phishing technology is its reliance on server-side protection mechanisms. Because a phishing email containing a malicious document or link can be made to appear identical to a valid source, relying solely on catching phishing attacks at the server boundary is inadequate. Instead, Pikewerks proposes the multi-tiered Angler, a three-stage, automated system for preventing and protecting against phishing and spear phishing attacks across a much broader spectrum of user/email interaction.

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