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VMCIS: A Cognitive Immune System for Virtual Machine-based Mission Critical…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O123-IA2-4003
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD12-IA2
Solicitation Number:
2012.3
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: 2013
Title: VMCIS: A Cognitive Immune System for Virtual Machine-based Mission Critical Applications
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-13-P-1023
Award Amount: $149,943.00
 

Abstract:

Cyber systems remain susceptible to attack and compromise despite the best security efforts. There are two growing trends in the research community to address this: a paradigm of prioritizing missions over individual network resources, and a push for resilient systems capable of fighting through cyber attacks. ATC-NY will develop VMCIS, the Virtual Machine Cognitive Immune System, which combines both approaches. VMCIS constantly monitors systems at many execution levels and automatically takes corrective actions when necessary. VMCIS reasons about system state using a probabilistic, hierarchical logic engine that is built around a model of mission-success. It directs corrective actions using a System Controller that can manipulate both the hypervisor to checkpoint, rollback, and migrate VMs, and the operating system to install, remove, restart, or kill applications. VMCIS also provides APIs so developers can add customized instrumentation and remediation actions.

Principal Investigator:

Hajime Inoue
Principal Scientist
(607) 257-1975
hinoue@atcorp.com

Business Contact:

Richard Smith
Controller
(607) 257-1975
rsmith@atcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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