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COMPUTER VIRUS ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES (ECM)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15983
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15983
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sparta, Inc.
23041 Avenida De La Carlota, Suite 325 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: COMPUTER VIRUS ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES (ECM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $56,937.00
 

Abstract:

C(3)CM WAS CONCEIVED AS AN APPROACH FOR ATTACKING MILITARY COMMAND & CONTROL SYSTEMS. IT IS DEFINED AS "AN INTEGRATED PROCESS WHICH USES OPSEC, MILITARY DECEPTION, JAMMING, AND PHYSICAL DESTRUCTION, SUPPORTED BY INTELLIGENCE, TO DENY INFORMATION, INFLUENCE, DEGRADE, OR DESTROY ADVERSARY C(3) CAPABILITIES. IN AN ADP NETWORK CONTEXT, WE CAN DERIVE AN ANALOGOUS APPROACH FOR ATTACKING NETWORKED ADP SYSTEMS. FOR FIVE YEARS, SPARTA HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING THE USE OF C3(CM) AS A WAY TO EVALUATE THE SECURITY OF A COMPUTER NETWORK. IN THIS STUDY, WE PROPOSE TO LOOK AT THIS PROBLEM IN THE REVERSE DIRECTION: TO APPLY COMPUTER SECURITY ATTACK METHODS AS A C3(CM) TECHNIQUE DIRECTED AGAINST COMMAND & CONTROL NETWORKS. RECENT EVENTS HAVE DEMONSTRATED THE DESTRUTIVE IMPACT THAT COMPUTER VIRUSES AND OTHER FORMS OF MALICIOUS CODE CAN HAVE ON COMPUTER SYSTEMS. THE QUESTION ARISES AS TO WHETHER COMPUTER VIRUS BASED TECHNIQUES CAN BE USED AS A MEANS FOR ATTACKING A C(2) NETWORK. IN THIS PROPOSED STUDY, SPARTA, INC. WILL EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING COMPUTER VIRUSES AS AN EFFECTIVE ECM TECHNIQUE.

Principal Investigator:

Doug Price
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sparta Inc
23041 Avenida De La Carlota - Ste 400 Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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