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Software Deception as a Countermeasure to Attacks on Software Protection Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O113-IA2-1138
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-IA2
Solicitation Number:
2011.3
Small Business Information
Sentar, Inc.
315 Wynn Drive Suite 1 Huntsville, AL 35805-1960
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Software Deception as a Countermeasure to Attacks on Software Protection Systems
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-12-M-1473
Award Amount: $149,944.00
 

Abstract:

An advanced strategy and architecture for software deception is proposed. The proposed research and development leverages a DoD SBIR Phase I contract awarded in 2009. The original project performed a feasibility assessment and early design of an architecture for providing software deception. Leveraging the prior work provides an opportunity to reach deeper into the concepts and challenges in using deception for software protection. Extensions of the previous work focus on the control of a distributed software protection system on an end node. Further development of the software deception concept employs a game theory approach for experimenting with, and implementing, deception strategies. The extensions to the architecture and infrastructure enable more sophisticated deceptions which can be used to promote a greater understanding of an adversary"s strategies and tactics. This understanding of adversaries in turn enables the development of more adaptive software protection systems.

Principal Investigator:

Al Underbrink
Senior Analyst
(256) 430-0860
al.underbrink@sentar.com

Business Contact:

Sharon Yalowitz
Contracts Manager
(256) 430-0860
sharon.yalowitz@sentar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sentar, Inc.
315 Wynn Drive Suite 1 Huntsville, AL 35805

EIN/Tax ID: 630947741
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No