Deception Studio: Attacker Characterization and Dynamic Relocation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-11-C-1051
Agency Tracking Number: O2-1013
Amount: $745,519.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD09-IA3
Solitcitation Number: 2009.2
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
 Cody Buntain
 Research Engineer/Dir. of
 (256) 325-0010
 cody.buntain@pikewerks.com
Business Contact
 Sandy Ring
Title: Founder&President
Phone: (256) 325-0010
Email: sandy.ring@pikewerks.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Deception Studio (DS) is a learning, behavior-based defense system for ensuring service availability and trust. DS's learning capabilities include attack detection, prediction, and attribution and can react to attacks in real time by shaping an adversary's perception and creating an illusion capable of manipulating his planning processes. Responses are deployed in a targeted fashion, allowing DS to respond with responses proportionate to the attack without inflicting hard penalties on valid users. Such responses can be both deceptive and active, extending the protection boundary of the system and forcing attackers to react to ever-changing conditions. DS can further provide availability of critical services by moving them out-of-band during ongoing attacks, dynamically migrating an attacker into a decoy environment, or degrading his access while maintaining availability for legitimate users. Before employing such responses, DS includes technology to heal critical services from infection and can also bring this healing technology to bare on compromised systems, returning them to the pool of usable systems. Deception Studio represents the state-of-the-art in active, behavior-based attack detection and prevention systems, imbuing systems with the ability to remain operational, available, and trustworthy through even the most targeted attacks.

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