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Customized Application Security Via Process Virtualization

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F10B-T18-0042
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF10-BT18
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
Zephyr Software LLC
2040 Tremont Rd Charlottesville, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Customized Application Security Via Process Virtualization
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8750-11-C-0135
Award Amount: $98,595.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: Military and other software systems often face the need to accept untrusted software components into the system. The proposed research will enable secure integration of untrusted software components by (1) isolating these components using application-level (per-process) virtualization; (2) assisting the customer in constructing a security policy tailored to each untrusted component; (3) enforcing that security policy in the field using the virtualization technology; and (4) detecting, where possible, likely sources of security policy violation prior to deployment of the software so that vulnerabilities and malware can be detected early. The security policies will be specified with an interactive tool and will focus on the locations (both local disk and network locations) to which the untrusted component is allowed communication privileges. BENEFIT: Military and other uses of the product will be able to accept untrusted software components into trusted systems and tailor security policies specifically to those software components. Violations of the security policies will be detected and prevented.

Principal Investigator:

Clark L. Coleman
Research Scientist
(434) 284-3002
clc@zephyr-software.com

Business Contact:

Jack W. Davidson
President
(434) 242-4280
jwd@zephyr-software.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Zephyr Software LLC
2040 Tremont Rd Charlottesville, VA 22911-

EIN/Tax ID: 270338717
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Virginia
151 Engineers Way
P.O. Box 400740
Charlottesville, VA 22904-
Contact: John C. Knight
Contact Phone: (434) 982-2216