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Software Protection to Deter Malicious Forensic Data Collection and Exploitation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83060
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-IA9-1258
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GrammaTech, Inc
531 Esty Street Ithaca, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Software Protection to Deter Malicious Forensic Data Collection and Exploitation
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-08-C-1363
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Global networks bring both new power and new risks. Mission-critical applications are increasingly spread over national or global networks to enable information gathering and sharing on an unprecedented scale. While this large-scale information sharing promises new efficiencies, each endpoint in a network represents a new point of attack. Sensitive applications running on a network must cope with the possibility that some endpoints have been compromised and are gathering forensic data for malicious ends. We propose a combination of technologies and techniques for protecting sensitive software from malicious forensic data collection. Our approach incorporates the following ideas: Offloading portions of the code to reconfigurable hardware; disguising sensitive applications as benign; using covert channels to communicate with relocated code; and providing artifacts that demonstrate the correctness of the protection.

Principal Investigator:

Colin Van Dyke
Sr. Scientist
6072737340
colin@grammatech.com

Business Contact:

Ray Teitelbaum
CEO and Chairman
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