ADEPT: Advanced Deception Enhancing Protection Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-12-M-1395
Agency Tracking Number: O113-IA2-1038
Amount: $149,411.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD11-IA2
Solicitation Number: 2011.3
Small Business Information
211 N 1st St., Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN, -
DUNS: 103477993
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dan Thomsen
 Senior Research Scientist
 (612) 789-0559
Business Contact
 Harry Funk
Title: Vice President of Research and Dev.
Phone: (612) 578-7438
Research Institution
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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