Cyber Asset-to-Mission Mapping Model for Impact Assessment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-08-C-0166
Agency Tracking Number: O063-IA3-1127
Amount: $749,213.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD06-IA3
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
6 Bayview Avenue, Northport, NY, 11768
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Goodall
 Research Scientist
 (631) 754-4920
Business Contact
 Ebbe Reker
Title: CFO
Phone: (631) 754-4920
Research Institution
The Secure Decisions division of Applied Visions, Inc. proposes to fill a technology gap by placing cyber attacks within their mission context, providing much-needed Situational Awareness (SA) about the people, assets, and branches of an organization that are affected. We will enhance Computer Network Defense (CND) SA by developing and testing a Cyber Asset-to-Mission Mapping Model (CAM3) system that automatically links cyber assets to potential dependent missions, other assets, users, and other related entities to enable CND analysts to perform accurate and efficient Impact Assessment. This effort will result in an ontology-based framework for modeling dependencies and a service-oriented infrastructure for populating and querying concrete instantiations of that framework. CAM3 will extract data from existing data sources through lightweight software services and fuse that data into an ontology, providing a formal description of the concepts and relationships that represent the knowledge created by the data fusion. We will provide a user interface for enhancing SA and a software interface to provide security and network management systems with contextual knowledge related to asset dependencies and mission. The system will be demonstrated to operational users. We will also develop a roadmap for transitioning the technology into DOD and commercial operations.

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