USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Dynamic Kernel Monitoring for Attack Detection and Mitigation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83155
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O072-I05-1037
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COMPUTER MEASUREMENT LABORATORY, INC.
128 E Pine Avenue Meridian, ID -
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Dynamic Kernel Monitoring for Attack Detection and Mitigation
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-08-C-1460
Award Amount: $749,967.00
 

Abstract:

In an information warfare scenario, the enemy will deploy an attack that has never been seen before. This attack will completely debilitate both defensive and offensive software capabilities. We have designed and developed a system that will defend against such attacks. The project's major innovation has been a comprehensive approach for tolerating security violations in mission/safety critical software systems. This was accomplished through the use of a security processor that executes in parallel to the main CPU. The monitoring functionality for the monitored application was implemented on a specific hardware device. This adjunct hardware system is able to monitor the execution environment of the total software system unobtrusively. CML has designed and developed an engineering methodology for software process control. If a software system has been compromised, its normal activity profile will change. Processes may then be instituted to restore the system to a nominal state. CML has leveraged dynamic measurement technology to develop an engineering approach to software process control. The objective of this approach is to break the traditional software vulnerability cycle. Through the use of software process control, a software system may be monitored, in real time, for evidence that it has been compromised.

Principal Investigator:

Rick P. Hoover
Principal
2088591138
rphoover@computermeasurementlab.com

Business Contact:

John C. Munson
Principal
5093300455
jmunson@computermeasurementlab.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COMPUTER MEASUREMENT LABORATORY, INC.
11985 W. Bowmont St. Boise, ID 83713

EIN/Tax ID: 260201639
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No