CYDEST: CYber DEfense Simulation Trainer

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,924.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-05-M-6608
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-077-0224
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ATC - NY
33 Thornwood Drive, Suite 500, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101321479
Principal Investigator:
Frank Adelstein
Senior Principal Scientist
(607) 257-1975
fadelstein@atc-nycorp.com
Business Contact:
Richard Smith
Controller
(607) 257-1975
rick@atc-nycorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
As the level of conflict increases in the new battlefield of our nation's infosphere, the demand for better training of cyber security professionals is critical. In response, a small number of efforts have attempted to provide network defense training simulators to prepare students for real-world conditions. Most of these early efforts have fallen short of the mark, generally by oversimplifying their simulations and thereby providing only a basic level of instruction. ATC-NY envisions a modular cyber defense simulation framework that will allow for a level of detail previously only achievable using real networks. We will use this framework to create CYber DEfense Simulation Trainer (CYDEST), a training simulator designed to provide students with a realistic and dynamic training experience and to give trainers a flexible instruction platform that allows them to teach at any level. CYDEST will incorporate a number of innovations, including (1) an automated evaluation facility, (2) simulation of hosts as well as the network itself, (3) a realistic and unrestricted training interface, and (4) remote accessibility to students.

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