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Semantics-Aware Malware Detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
74153
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A054-006-0176
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GrammaTech, Inc
531 Esty Street Ithaca, NY 14850-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Semantics-Aware Malware Detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-05-C-0102
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of this proposal is to advance the state-of-the-art in malware detectors, and thereby offer protection against next-generation malicious code. Currently, malware detectors - in the form of commercial virus scanners - are an important component in the defense of computer systems. We propose to build on a technique that has demonstrated its ability to detect malware in the presence of common obfuscations, and to outperform existing commercial malware detectors. A key goal of this proposal is to address shortcomings of existing malware detectors by (a) being able to recognize obfuscated malware, and (b) providing the ability to preemptively scan for malicious code before it is ever observed in the wild, thereby preventing damage from a day-zero attack.

Principal Investigator:

David Melski
Senior Scientist
6072737340
melski@grammatech.com

Business Contact:

Ray Teitelbaum
CEO
6072737340
tt@grammatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Grammatech, Inc.
317 N. Aurora Street Ithaca, NY 14850

EIN/Tax ID: 161338879
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN, COMP. SCI.
1210 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53706
Contact: Somesh Jha
Contact Phone: (608) 262-9519
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university