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USB Steward

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4583
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-130
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
ATC - NY
33 Thornwood Drive, Suite 500 Ithaca, NY 14850-1250
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: USB Steward
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W9113M-11-C-0073
Award Amount: $758,724.00
 

Abstract:

Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices such as thumb drives are commonly used to share information between computers. These innocuous-looking devices, however convenient, also serve as vectors for attacks. For example, unsuspecting military personnel can easily carry malicious software or hardware into secure environments via 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 is developing USB Steward, a USB firewall that drastically reduces the risk presented by malicious USB hardware. USB Steward is a physical device that separates the host computer from 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, enabling users at secure facilities to use USB devices.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Donovan
Principal Scientist
(607) 257-1975
matthew@atc-nycorp.com

Business Contact:

Richard Smith
Controller
(607) 257-1975
rick@atc-nycorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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