Network Sensor to Geolocate Cyber Attacks and Framework

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,928.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N66001-11-P-5115
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-083-0238
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-083
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Reservoir Labs., Inc.
632 Broadway, Suite 803, New York, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
022423854
Principal Investigator:
Jordi Ros-Giralt
Managing Engineer
(212) 780-0527
giralt@reservoir.com
Business Contact:
Melanie Peters
Business Manager
(212) 780-0527
peters@reservoir.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This proposal describes a cyber-defense research and development program. The technologies offered and to be developed will increase the depth and pervasiveness of cyber defenses through Navy systems, provide a platform for more rapid deployment of new defenses, increase the performance (data bandwidth and energy efficiency), and provide a global view to allow new forms of understanding and defense of Navy global IP networks. The proposed technology consists of a network-based IP sensor that will enable a new breed of sophisticated algorithms toward the detection of cyber security attacks. The sensor will be able to seamlessly extract relevant features from the network traffic, store historical snapshots of the network, and use both historical and current state of the network to detect attacks. To that end, we propose to use Bro, the open source, language-rich, network analyzer developed at the ICSI Center for Internet Research (ICIR), as a programmable building block, and to extend its current capabilities to support richer mathematical frameworks required to detect sophisticated cyber attacks. Besides providing a programmable framework, the proposed technology will integrate specific algorithms toward the detection of highly distributed, stealth attacks and their geolocation on a multi-resolution world map.

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