Adaptive, Immersive Training to Counter Deception and Denial Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) for C4ISR Networks

Period of Performance: 07/08/2014 - 04/09/2015


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court Array
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


ABSTRACT: Cyber warfare presents a persistent and evolving threat to military and civilian information systems. Would-be cyber attackers are constantly changing their attack vectors to take advantage of security lapses by human resources and the latest vulnerabilities in information technology. To train the warfighter to combat this threat Soar Technology in partnership with KAB Laboratories and Merit propose an innovative training solution known as the Cyber Security Instruction Environment (CYSTINE) CYSTINE is based on SoarTech s considerable history in building adaptive training solutions that maximize training effectiveness by acting as a force multiplier for human training personnel. By applying the SOAR cognitive architecture to our training solutions we are able to create dynamic training solutions populated by entities that demonstration adaptation and creativity. CYSTINE Continues this tradition by providing a solution to Cyber Warfare training that recreates the complexities of networks through virtualization, presents complex and dynamic scenarios, and is populated by intelligent agents that exhibit creativity and adaptability. BENEFIT: CYSTINE will deliver a cyber-training environment that offers dynamic tailoring of the instructional experience, cognitively realistic agents for the various cyber roles (attacker, defender, and user), and a virtual network environment. Our commercialization strategy would allow cyber ranges to would offer the system as a training environment for their customers.