IARPA posts RFI for research on deception for cyber defense
On June 6, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) posted a Request for Information (RFI): Deception for Cyber Defense Research (IARPA-RFI-16-07). Responses to this RFI are due no later than 4:00 pm, Eastern Time, on July 1.
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is seeking information on research efforts in the area of deception for cyber defense.
Historically, denial and deception (D&D) has been used by militaries for defense, whether it be to instill uncertainty, or to provide misinformation. D&D can also be looked at similarly for increasing cyber defense posture and resiliency. Adapting D&D to support the engagement of cyber adversaries is a concept that has been gaining momentum, although, the current state of research and practice is still immature: many techniques lack rigorous experimental measures of effectiveness, information is insufficient to determine how defensive deception changes attacker behavior or how deception increases the likeliness of early detection of a cyber attack. For present purposes, “deception” is the deliberate action taken by a cyber defender to mislead and gain an advantage over a cyber adversary through a variety of tactics such as manipulation, distortion, or falsification of evidence.
The purpose of this RFI is to identify existing capabilities and emerging methods related to deception for cyber defense and approaches for assessing the performance of these methods.
Full information is available here.