Spoofing Network Architectures in Response to Hostile Reconnaissance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-A639
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4537
Amount: $779,997.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-014
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
DataSoft Corp.
1475 N. Scottsdale Road, #460, Scottsdale, AZ, -
DUNS: 960462034
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Larry Dunst
 Chief Engineer
 (480) 763-4777
 larry.dunst@datasoft.com
Business Contact
 Vik Patel
Title: CEO
Phone: (480) 763-5777
Email: vik.patel@datasoft.com
Research Institution
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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. Our Phase II effort expands upon our successful Phase I prototype by developing a fully functional software system. We expand the current NOVA implementation with an extensive list of new functionality, as well as improve the existing system capabilities. All of the Phase II development efforts are highly results driven, with live demonstrations being performed at every step to ensure practical viability against real attacks. The Phase II effort continues the technology development and technical risk reduction efforts that were begun in Phase I, developing key useful NOVA capabilities and providing a foundation for the future growth of the NOVA system.

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