Secure Decisions Awarded U.S. Navy Contract to Model Decision Processes of Computer Network Defenders
NORTHPORT, NY, January 5, 2011 –Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. and developer of visual cyber defense and decision support tools, has received a Broad Agency Announcement award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Under the ONR contract, Secure Decisions will model the decision processes of computer network defenders in the U.S. Navy. The contract is scheduled to be completed by January 2011.
Under another contract award from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Secure Decisions studied cyber network defenders in six organizations within the US Department of Defense and from a commercial managed security service provider. This research resulted in the widely government-distributed Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA) Report that documents the work processes of computer network defense (CND) analysts. Secure Decisions’ CTA report is actively used today to support the research and development of new CND tools and practices including CND training for the U.S. Government community.
For information on cognitive task analysis, including Secure Decisions’ widely distributed CTA Report, visit http://www.securedecisions.com/cognitive-task-analysis-cta.
To learn more about ONR, visit http://www.onr.navy.mil.
About Applied Visions and Secure Decisions
Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI) provides software products, custom solutions, and advanced technology research for commercial and government customers. The company’s vision and expertise in visual software solutions for complex defense, national security, and business problems have served AVI’s customers in the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and prominent technology and Fortune 500 firms. Founded in 1987, AVI is based in Northport, NY, and has secure facilities and clearances to support classified government programs.
Secure Decisions was launched by AVI in 2000 to focus on cyber security research and products for the government. Today, Secure Decisions is a leader in security visualization, with an established track record of R&D contracts and product development. Secure Decisions’ products are used to enhance the situational awareness of senior officers, computer network defenders and other security professionals in government and commercial organizations. SecureScope®, VIAssist™, and MeerCAT® are among Secure Decisions’ extensive portfolio of cyber defense solutions.
Keywords Computer network defense analysts, cyber warriors, cognitive task analysis, decision-making models for network defense, Office of Naval Research.
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