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SharkIDS: A High Performance Self-Healing Protection System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97822
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A101-013-0264
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-013
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: SharkIDS: A High Performance Self-Healing Protection System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-A028
Award Amount: $69,934.00
 

Abstract:

With the ongoing involvement of computers in all facets of modern society, both private and public organizations increasingly rely on computer networks to support key portions of their critical infrastructure. Consequently, those networks contain increasingly more sensitive information, making them prime targets for would-be attackers. The goal of a typical intrusion detection system (IDS) is to protect such a network by identifying attempted attacks, alerting administrators of malicious behavior, and defending against known exploits where possible. If a previously unknown exploit is detected, it is often left to the network administrator to manually thwart the attack and protect any uncompromised nodes. Unfortunately, this task can often be tedious and intractable as it may require a deep understanding of the exploited vulnerability and how to correct the underlying system. Pikewerks proposes a high-performance solution capable of detecting and adapting to this increased level of threat. This proposed design will advance state-of-the-art IDS research by developing a fully automated instruction-level host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS) designed to support self-healing, self-hardening network architectures.

Principal Investigator:

Nate Cantelmo
Research Engineer
2563250010
nate.cantelmo@pikewerks.com

Business Contact:

Sandy Ring
Founder & President
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