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Company Information:

Company Name: Clear Hat Consulting, Inc.
City: Orlando
State: FL
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (407) 896-7010

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $397,463.00 4
SBIR Phase II $2,499,745.00 3

Award List:

Countermeasures to Covert Access Methods to Reduce Attack Susceptibility and Ensure Trust

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sherri Sparks, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this project is to develop software and data protection technologies that provide countermeasures to sophisticated covert access methods on critical end node computer systems. We believe that machine learning algorithms can be applied to low level data streams in order to… More

Real-time Adversarial Characterization and Adaptive Software Protection Countermeasures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Shawn Embleton, Vice President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal seeks to address the problem of computer system survivability. Survivability can be defined as the capability of a system to fufill its mission in the presence of attacks, failures, or accidents. Properties that increase survivability include resistance to attacks, the recognition… More

Countermeasures to Malicious Hardware to Improve Software Protection Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sherri Sparks, President
Award Amount: $97,697.00
Abstract:
Security concerns are driving the research and development of innovative techniques designed to detect, prevent, and respond to sophisticated threats in COTS hardware and firmware components. Because of the size and breadth of the attack surface, Clear Hat proposes to limit the scope of their… More

Automatic Artificial Diversity for Virtual Machines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sherri Sparks, President
Award Amount: $99,767.00
Abstract:
We propose to apply viral metamorphic transformation techniques to increase code diversification in homogenous virtualized environments. The idea of metamorphic transformation is borrowed from the computer virus world. By applying semantics preserving transformations to its own code, a metamorphic… More

Countermeasures to Covert Access Methods to Reduce Attack Susceptibility and Ensure Trust

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sherri Sparks, President – (407) 896-7010
Award Amount: $749,894.00
Abstract:
Clear Hat Consulting is combining machine learning and virtualization technologies to detect deviant, low level system behavior patterns characteristic of sophisticated, stealthy malware. A number of factors are currently driving a demand for innovative technologies capable of detecting advanced … More

Real-time Adversarial Characterization and Adaptive Software Protection Countermeasures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shawn Embleton, Vice President – (407) 896-7010
Award Amount: $749,894.00
Abstract:
Clear Hat is developing technologies to address the problem of computer system survivability. Survivability can be defined as the capability of a system to fulfill its mission in the presence of attacks, failures, or accidents. Properties that increase survivability include resistance to attacks,… More

Countermeasures to Malicious Hardware to Improve Software Protection Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shawn Embleton, Vice President – (407) 841-8320
Award Amount: $999,957.00
Abstract:
The availability and low cost of COTS software and hardware components has resulted in their deployment across a wide array of critical defense and industry applications. Clear Hat focused their Phase 1 effort on developing countermeasures for malicious hard disk firmware. Although we will continue… More