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Hardware-assisted Software Anti-Tamper

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83056
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-IA7-1260
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AFCO Systems Development Inc
150 Broadhollow Rd Melville, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Hardware-assisted Software Anti-Tamper
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-07-M-8116
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 Grid (GIG) System Security Monitor (SSM) that contains a PCI co-processor card, reconfigurable hardware, firmware, and host-based software to accomplish its mission. The SSM represents a hybrid system monitoring architecture that can be tailored to a large assortment of platforms. This flexibility is especially important within the context of DODs net-centric warfare concepts where autonomous decision-making has moved into the battle space. In this vision every device becomes a potential threat as an attack vector or intelligence tool. The SSM provides a chain of trust that starts with its own secure boot and extends to the host operating system, applications and data. Its reconfigurable logic provides a self-defense mechanism as well as secure functionality that can be quickly upgraded and extended. Edge nodes that are fortified with the SSM will be able to protect themselves, respond to interrogations relative to the nodes trustworthiness and protect its host. The SSM provides Security to the Edge.

Principal Investigator:

Godfrey Vassallo
CTO
6314243935
GVassallo@AFCOSystems.com

Business Contact:

Michael Mallia
President
6317771821
MMallia@afcosystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AFCO SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT, INC.
200 Finn Court Farmingdale, NY 11735

EIN/Tax ID: 010812240
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No