Reducing Bandwidth Requirements for Cybersecurity Information Exchanges

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66001-13-P-5133
Agency Tracking Number: N123-164-0282
Amount: $78,256.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N123-164
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Small Business Information
D-Tech, LLC
13800 Coppermine Road, Suite 300, Herndon, VA, 20171-6163
DUNS: 069690732
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Weikle
 Sr. Software Architect
 (304) 268-8398
 aweikle@dtechspace.com
Business Contact
 Joyce Chen
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (703) 552-0881
Email: jchen@dtechspace.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
One of the biggest challenges in network and application surveillance is how to deal with huge amount of sensor and scanning data generated from various devices, as more federal agencies and organizations are continuing expending their networks. The feed of the monitoring and scanning data often rely on the same network for delivery, so large amount of monitoring data could also cause network congestion if the surveillance tools and processes were not configured properly, especially for networks with limited capacity and bandwidth. In this SBIR research, D-Tech is proposing an innovative solution to address the data overflow problems between a CSIRT center and a network management node. We will leverage the latest cyber security standards, encoding/compression technologies, and industry best practices. We will investigate existing cybersecurity standards and data minimization technologies, and deliver an architecture design for a software tool called Security Content Transponder (SCT) for facilitating real-time security management and incident reporting, utilizing various data minimization techniques, and advanced data compression using the Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) standard. We will perform a comprehensive design of the SCT during base period, and implement a SCT prototype during option period as a proof of concepts for subsequent development in Phase II.

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