CYTAN (CYbersecurity for TActical Networks)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$999,693.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
H92222-12-C-0048
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-083-0074
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-083
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
33 Thornwood Drive, Suite 500, Ithaca, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101321479
Principal Investigator:
DanielTingstrom
Principal Scientist
(607) 257-1975
dtingstrom@atc-nycorp.com
Business Contact:
RichardSmith
Controller
(607) 257-1975
rsmith@atcorp.com
Research Institute:
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Abstract
The JTRS PEO has identified the need to protect tactical networks from cyber threats that can compromise a mission. Cyber attacks can compromise, corrupt, or deny information exchange, rendering the network untrustworthy. Due to these threats, and because tactical networks are high-value targets for adversaries, it is vital that defensive technologies are developed to secure tactical networks. The ATC-NY team will develop CYTAN (CYbersecurity for TActical Networks), a software suite to prevent, detect, and mitigate cyber attacks on the software-defined radios in tactical mobile ad-hoc networks. CYTAN will be implemented as configurable, policy-based software plugins, each of which addresses a specific set of cyber threats. The modules will interpose at various levels of the radio"s software architecture, such as the data, control, and management planes. For example, a CYTAN module that detects information leakage and a module that prevents data corruption in transit could be installed on a JTRS radio to protect it from those threats.

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