ICATS Phase II SBIR Award
Posted on August 21st, 2019
Dignitas Technologies was awarded a Phase II SBIR for the Intelligent Cyber Adversaries Tool Suite (ICATS). ICATS provides intelligent adversaries to support cyber training for LVC training systems. It provides models of opposing force cyber offensive and defensive adversaries in order to provide automated forces for cyber forces under training in LVC systems. It allows cyber trainees to interact with simulated cyber entities in the cyber space in a similar manner as maneuver trainees interact with Computer Generated Forces (CGF) forces in the kinetic space. The cyber adversaries will mount realistic offensive actions on BLUFOR cyber elements based on known threats. It will also engage in active defense of its own cyber elements using typical cybersecurity approaches.
ICATS adversaries will use artificial intelligence planning technologies to conduct cyber activities ensuring that trainees don't always receive the same prescriptive approach. Data collection on cyber activities successes and failures will be used as part of machine learning algorithms to adjust free responses over time. ICATS will provide a credible cyber OPFOR to bring cyber mission forces into training in existing and planned LVC systems.
Dignitas Technologies, LLC, a Certified Woman-Owned Small Business, founded in 2004, is providing system and software engineering services for the modeling and simulation community with a mission to shape the future of simulation with innovative technology. Dignitas leads several Small Business Innovation Research projects and supports a wide range of large and small programs spanning the Live, Virtual, and Constructive domains across a diverse customer set. Dignitas has extensive experience and successful past performance in the development of key simulation systems and provides expertise in management, research, engineering, and programming.