ADEPT: Advanced Deception Enhancing Protection Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$149,411.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-12-M-1395
Agency Tracking Number:
O113-IA2-1038
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-IA2
Solicitation Number:
2011.3
Small Business Information
Smart Information Flow Technologies, d/b/a SIFT
211 N 1st St., Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
103477993
Principal Investigator:
Dan Thomsen
Senior Research Scientist
(612) 789-0559
dthomsen@sift.net
Business Contact:
Harry Funk
Vice President of Research and Dev.
(612) 578-7438
hfunk@sift.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The proposed ADEPT technology combines the science of cognitive psychology with centuries of magicians'practical performance experience to create a new science of deception for computer security. The ADEPT approach learns about the motives and real-world attributes of people by analyzing their cognitive processes based on their reactions to specifically designed stimuli. The resulting technology forms an additional protection layer that defenders can quickly integrate with any protection system. The ADEPT technology identifies adversarial intent and thought processes, finds real-world attributes to identify the adversary, delays the adversary, and gives defenders information that they can use to increase security. ADEPT represents a new direction in proactive software protection that learns about the adversary executing an attack and adapts its defenses accordingly.

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