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Run-Time Process Monitoring

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
76568
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-SP5-1118
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GrammaTech, Inc.
531 Esty Street Ithaca, NY 14850-4201
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Run-Time Process Monitoring
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-05-C-8032
Award Amount: $99,947.00
 

Abstract:

Malicious logic may be intentionally inserted into software as is the case with insider attack, or innocent mistakes may open vulnerabilities to worms and the like. We propose a double edged approach to inserting monitoring logic for machine code on all operating systems in order to ensure that: (1) Interactions with the operating system are consistent with the original code, and (2) the interactions with the operating system obey arbitrary security policies that may be specified at will by the user. Approach (1) restricts the program to its intended behavior; this prevents attacks from worms and viruses and offers protection against unanticipated attacks that cause the program to behave in an abhorrent fashion. Approach (2) prevents insider attack by explicitly disallowing malicious behavior that the attacker has managed to insert into the "intended" program behavior.

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