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Company Information:

Name: AFCO Systems Development Inc
Address: 150 Broadhollow Rd
Melville, NY
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (631) 424-3935

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $595,959.82 6
SBIR Phase II $2,923,329.00 4

Award List:

Hardware-Assisted System Security Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Godfrey R. Vassallo, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,226.82
Abstract:
AFCO Systems Development proposes a PCI based system security monitor that combines an adaptable and update-capable platform with remote management and the capability to examine the host?s memory. The ability to scan the host memory is used to detect an infected computer whose operating system has… More

Embedded Capability-Based Operating Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Godfrey Vassallo, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $98,839.00
Abstract:
Commercial and Military embedded systems are lacking security properties as demonstrated by the increase in system failures and service disruptions. These breaches are caused by the inability of the operating system to recognize and/or prevent intrusion by unauthorized agents. A family of reliable… More

Embedded Capability-Based Operating Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Godfrey Vassallo, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
Embedded systems are commonly deployed in applications where reliability is critical to operations. More recently the interest in sensor networks has added a requirement for remote access, often over openly accessible or penetrable networks. This creates a need for a defensible embedded platform… More

HARDWARE-ASSISTED SYSTEM SECURITY MONITOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Godfrey Vassallo, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this project is to design and develop a rootkit detection system that also has the capability to protect itself. AFCO Systems Development (ASD) proposes to advance the state of system security monitoring technology and meet its objective by developing a PCI card that… More

Hardware-assisted Software Anti-Tamper

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Godfrey Vassallo, CTO
Award Amount: $99,981.00
Abstract:
Computer systems are lacking adequate security properties as demonstrated by the increase in system failure and service disruptions over the last few years. In response to an evolving threat environment AFCO Systems Development (ASD) proposes an adaptable and field upgradeable Global Information… More

System Self-Protection and Autonomic Response for Hardware Based Software Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Godfrey Vassallo, CTO
Award Amount: $99,621.00
Abstract:
AFCO Systems Development's (ASD's) solution will protect a host system by using various autonomic techniques. These techniques will resist, detect, respond, and where possible, repair the damage caused by an adversary. Current technology does not provide the type of protection that is necessary… More

Software Partitioning to Migrate Critical Software Components to Trusted Hardware

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Godfrey Vassallo, CTO
Award Amount: $99,685.00
Abstract:
ASD proposes to develop and integrate an Application Partitioning Toolkit (APT). The APT provides an environment for the partitioning, analysis and the construction of a distributed application. The initial target of the toolkit is the OSD06-IA7 secure coprocessor and application monitor. The… More

System Self-Protection and Autonomic Response for Hardware Based Software Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Godfrey Vassallo, CTO
Award Amount: $749,128.00
Abstract:
SHIELD is a defense-in-depth multi-layered architecture that is suitable for a GIG end-node based upon COTS technology. The architecture contains the following layers: 1. A set of application software and data protection techniques, which utilize an out-of-band secure coprocessor and its… More

Real-time Adversarial Characterization and Adaptive Software Protection Countermeasures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Godfrey Vassallo, CTO
Award Amount: $99,607.00
Abstract:
Rather than continuing to approach cyber security problems in a reactive fashion, ASD proposes to move to a proactive posture; anticipating and eliminating vulnerabilities while also being prepared to effectively and rapidly defend against attacks. Our approach collects data about the attacker as… More

Countermeasures to Covert Access Methods to Reduce Attack Susceptibility and Ensure Trust (

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Godfrey Vassallo, CTO – (631) 424-3935
Award Amount: $1,049,201.00
Abstract:
Our proposed approach to computer security is proactive. We collect data through a set of sensors which is used to adapt to an attack, while protecting the operational integrity of the system under its protection.