Comprehensive, Advanced Vulnerability of Infrastructure Assessment Tool (CAVIAT)
Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
4515 Seton Center Parkway, Suite 320, Austin, TX, 78759
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Abstract21st Century Technologies, Inc. (21CT), leveraging our expertise and experience in graph-based pattern matching, threat/vulnerability assessment and our team of experts propose CAVIAT, a Comprehensive and Advanced Vulnerability of Infrastructure Assessment Tool. CAVIAT is an intelligent agent based architecture that will produce a truly innovative, next generation DoD technology to improve the ability to rapidly capture, assess, reason, and generate alerts about threats and vulnerabilities for highly inter-related military infrastructures. CAVIAT is based on integrating agent-based reasoning with 21CT's proven expertise in graph pattern matching-a unique innovation of distributed, hierarchical, exact and inexact graph pattern matching. In this representation, a graph represents threat and vulnerability knowledge of military installations and a graph pattern represents hypotheses of threats and vulnerabilities associated with a certain type of military infrastructure. A matched pattern represents an actual threat or vulnerability associated with a set of military infrastructures. Agent-based reasoning technologies assess and reason about the threat or vulnerability by analyzing context of the matched pattern in the context of the graph. Knowledge capture will be performed using Protégé, an ontology capture editor, developed by Stanford University. Additional infrastructure relationships and ontological information will be modeled using graph-based representations. ________________________________________________________________
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