Securboration, Inc. delivered the Alpha version of their Cyber Semantic Account Monitoring System (C-SAMS) to the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Global C4 Coordination Center (GCCC). C-SAMS addresses an organization’s need to proactively monitor how their information technology resources are being used. C-SAMS uses a combination of statistical and semantic modeling and analysis techniques to develop models of expected and/or allowable user behavior and then proactively monitors the system, detecting deviations from those behaviors. C-SAMS continues to be enhanced as a Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP) Project formalized with a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Technology Transition Plan (STTP) agreement between Securboration, Inc., Air Force Research Laboratory and USTRANSCOM.
Securboration President, Bruce McQueary, emphasizes the importance of this milestone, “this represents the benefit of the SBIR Program to the Government in general, and in this case specifically DoD and its mission critical transportation command. The technology that enables this sophisticated system was developed and matured through the SBIR program, and now is being deployed into an operational command. It represents a true success story for the SBIR Program from all perspectives.”
The U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the Air Force SBIR Transition Support Program (Commercialization Pilot Program) have cooperatively awarded Securboration a $1.15M contract for development of a Cyber Semantic Account Management Service (C-SAMS). C-SAMS will automate time consuming and ad hoc measures that are now in place within the Global C4 Coordination Center (GCCC) to identify and respond to potential cyber-attack. This work is the continuation of an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Phase II SBIR, Semantic Policy Broker (SEMPBro), which focuses on specification and implementation of an organization’s policies through the use of semantic models. Under the C-SAMS contract SEMPBro will be enhanced to learn an organization’s true “operational policies” by augmenting explicitly stated policy with observed actual user behavior. These “operational policies” are then used in operational settings to monitor user activity for compliance with organization norms, as well as user specific characteristics. The C-SAMS award has commitments from USTRANSCOM for two years of follow on development, each funded with an additional $500K.