Develop a Methodology for Cyber-Electronic Warfare Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) using Game Theory

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,540.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-14-P-1157
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N141-078-0099
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
N141-078
Solicitation Number:
2014.1
Small Business Information
250 Apollo Drive, Mount Airy, NC, 27030-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
964423326
Principal Investigator:
MikeShields
President
(336) 407-2190
mshields@vigilantsys.com
Business Contact:
DustinHeath
Chief Operations Officer
(336) 769-6600
dheath@vigilantsys.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Cyber Battle Damage Assessment Tool (CyBDAT) will allow warfighters to quantify the probabilities associated with CNA, CNE and EA and facilitate for the direct comparison of cyber attacks to kinetic attacks in mission planning. CyBDAT creates a directed graph Markov attack model of the cyber attack mission from a user provided disablement chain for the mission and a model of the target network. This is accomplished using a multi-dimensional taxonomy of the CNA/CNE/EA attack space and a library of attack scenario templates. CyBDAT include several significant innovations and enhancements to the current state-of-the-art. First, it is an application of gaming theory to offensive cyber. Second, CyBDAT used a very detailed attack model and simplified game theory models is rather than the opposite which is common in defense modeling. Third, a GUI based comparison tool allows users to view the results of cyber and kinetic attack modeling on a graphical view of the disablement chain with the probability of disablement and the comparison of non-weaponeering effects, and allows for the user to. The comparison tool will allow the warfighter to make a completely informed decision on the attack method to be chosen, and to plan for back-up attacks, if necessary, to increase the probability of overall mission success. In Phase I we will design the comparison tool and implement a bare bones version to enable the proof-of-concept prototype demonstration.

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