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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83152
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O072-I04-1036
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: System Self-Protection and Autonomic Response for Hardware Based Software Protection
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-08-M-1306
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 against an attacker with virtually infinite personnel and resources. Protection needs to be assured not only if an attacker tries to compromise the system remotely, but also if the attacker has possession of the actual hardware. A physical penetration attack, where the attacker probes the circuit will be thwarted by having a grid of non-metallic conductors that will detect probing. Attacks using radiation or changing temperature will be detected through the use of radiation and temperature sensors. All of the anti-tampering responses will be hardware based because software is too slow. The team is qualified to accomplish this task because of its experience in working with secure coprocessors and embedded systems.

Principal Investigator:

Godfrey Vassallo
CTO
6314243935
gvassallo@afcosystems.com

Business Contact:

Godfrey Vassallo
CTO
6314243935
gvassallo@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