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Lowest-Cost Attack Path (L-CAP)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
76549
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-SP1-1041
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Architecture Technology Corporation
9971 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3526
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Lowest-Cost Attack Path (L-CAP)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-05-C-8016
Award Amount: $98,315.00
 

Abstract:

Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) proposes an attack model based on attack paths. An attack path is any sequence of steps in an attack tree that will lead to a successful attack. The model then computes the safety of the program as the minimum cost attack path, "the path of least resistance". That is, the attack path where every other attack path would be more expensive. As part of previous research, ATC has already created a low-fidelity software-protection model that was based on attack paths. That model's purpose was to help guide selection of obfuscating transforms. That model was designed to be very fast to compute and does not produce especially accurate results. For this research, ATC is proposing to use that experience to build a higher fidelity (and more time consuming) model.

Principal Investigator:

Michael D. Nahas
R&D Engineer
9528295864
mnahas@atcorp.com

Business Contact:

Kenneth J. Thurber
President
9528295864
kthurber@atcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
9971 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID: 411403674
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No