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USB Steward

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97952
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-130-0116
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-130
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATC - NY
33 Thornwood Drive, Suite 500 Ithaca, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: USB Steward
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W9113M-11-C-0019
Award Amount: $69,972.00
 

Abstract:

Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices such as thumb drives are commonly used to share information between computers and thus serve as vectors for attacks. For example, unsuspecting military personnel can easily carry malicious software or hardware into secure environments on USB thumb drives. Malicious USB devices present a significant risk to users, but USB and commercial operating systems do not protect against malicious devices. ATC-NY, in collaboration with Architecture Technology Corporation, will develop USB Steward, a USB firewall that drastically reduces the risk presented by malicious USB hardware. USB Steward will be a physical device that separates the host computer and an untrusted USB device, filtering communication between the host and device and enforcing the USB standards. USB Steward combines existing and novel approaches in innovative ways to solve problems not addressed by existing software-based controls while enabling users at secure facilities to use USB devices.

Principal Investigator:

Frank Adelstein
Technical Director
6072571975
fadelstein@atc-nycorp.com

Business Contact:

Richard Smith
Controller
6072571975
rick@atc-nycorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ATC - NY
33 Thornwood Drive, Suite 500 Ithaca, NY 14850

EIN/Tax ID: 161549760
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No