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Improving Software and Data Security in Industrial Control Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
94820
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
O09B-003-1005
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09T003
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pikewerks Corporation
105 A Church Street Madison, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Improving Software and Data Security in Industrial Control Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-10-M-1883
Award Amount: $99,965.00
 

Abstract:

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are critical elements in electrical, water, oil/gas, and manufacturing services involving supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), distributed control systems (DCS), and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). These systems allow operators to monitor sensor data and remotely control field devices. Initially, these devices were designed for closed-network or non-networked environments inside of physically secure facilities. These early systems did not take into account cyber threats such as viruses, worms, Trojans, and system exploitations from buffer overflows, logic errors, network protocols, and denial of service (DOS) attacks. However, ICS have evolved into highly technical distributed systems directly and indirectly connected to the Internet where they are exposed to cyber attacks. Pikewerks proposes to research and develop a system for protecting the software executing on these systems without requiring any changes to the source code.

Principal Investigator:

Preston Wilson
Research Engineer
2563250010
preston.wilson@pikewerks.com

Business Contact:

Sandy Ring
Founder & CEO
2563250010
sandy.ring@pikewerks.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Pikewerks Corporation
105 A Church Street Madison, AL 35758

EIN/Tax ID: 331040567
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Concurrent Technologies Corporation
15091 Alabama Highway 20
Suite A
Madison, AL 35756
Contact: Gregory Gaddy, Ph.D.
Contact Phone: 2565606612