CYTAN (CYbersecurity for TActical Networks)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: H92222-12-C-0048
Agency Tracking Number: N111-083-0074
Amount: $999,693.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-083
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
33 Thornwood Drive, Suite 500, Ithaca, NY, -
DUNS: 101321479
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Tingstrom
 Principal Scientist
 (607) 257-1975
Business Contact
 Richard Smith
Title: Controller
Phone: (607) 257-1975
Research Institution
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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