Angler: Phishing Prevention and Defense Framework

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