CYDEST: CYber DEfense Simulation Trainer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-C-6648
Agency Tracking Number: F051-077-0224
Amount: $749,947.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-077
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
ODYSSEY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC
ATC-NY, 33 Thornwood Drive, Suite 500, Ithaca, NY, 14850
DUNS: 101321479
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Brueckner
 Computer Scientist
 (607) 257-1975
 steve@atc-nycorp.com
Business Contact
 Richard Smith
Title: Controller
Phone: (607) 257-1975
Email: rick@atc-nycorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The number and sophistication of cyber attacks on our nation’s computing resources has been increasing at an alarming rate. At stake are the compromise and loss of critical data and computational resources in the commercial, military, government, and academic sectors. Advanced training tools for computer network defense (CND) personnel have become a top priority, and the proven effectiveness of simulation training in other domains makes it a natural teaching tool in the area of information assurance. ATC-NY is building CYDEST, a simulator designed to provide students with a realistic and dynamic training experience and to give trainers a flexible instruction platform allowing them to teach at any level. With a modular design, CYDEST provides an extensible framework for simulating attacks of an arbitrary degree of complexity from both external and internal threats. CYDEST incorporates a number of innovations, including (1) an automated student evaluation facility, (2) simulation of live host-based forensics as well as packet-level network activity, (3) a realistic and unrestricted training interface, and (4) remote accessibility to both students and instructors.

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