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Entropy-Trust-Homology Operational Security (ETHOS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
86157
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-IA4-1253
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840-2335
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Entropy-Trust-Homology Operational Security (ETHOS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-08-M-1440
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Secure and semi-secure distributed networks rely on static security protocols and certificate authorities to attempt to assure trust between network participants. Trust is based on what others initially think of the participant and not on what the participant actually says or does. Trust should be based not only on initial impressions but also on subsequent participation in the network. KBSI proposes an Entropy-Trust-Homology Operational Security (ETHOS) method of securing trust based on the information that is exchanged between the different edges of the communication network. Trust entropy metrics would be developed based on the pattern of information entropy flow between edges and on usage behavior. The metrics would be updated by a hardware device residing at each edge. The hardware device would use graph-based data mining techniques to update the metrics and autonomically collaborate with other edges in a distributed manner. The distributed collaboration would result in a secure, verifiable network where trust is based on what the edges do rather than solely on who the edges say the are.

Principal Investigator:

Ricardo Yepez
Senior Systems Analyst
9792605274
ryepez@kbsi.com

Business Contact:

Donielle Mayer
Business Operations Manager
9792605274
dmayer@kbsi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840

EIN/Tax ID: 742505334
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No