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Kernel-mode Software Protection to Prevent Piracy, Reverse Engineering, and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83050
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-IA6-1063
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASHTON SECURITY LABORATORIES, LLC
12530 Rock Ridge Road Herndon, VA 20170 2885
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Kernel-mode Software Protection to Prevent Piracy, Reverse Engineering, and Tampering of End-Node Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-08-C-1360
Award Amount: $749,888.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to further the development of a secure integrity monitor for PCs. Its feasibility was determined in Phase I. It uses the System Management Mode of the Intel Pentium architecture (including compatible chips from AMD) to protect itself from tampering or interference by malicious software that is running in kernel mode, such as root-kits. It uses a statistical approach to malicious software detection that is asymmetrical in that it requires more effort from attackers to counter all of its potential protection mechanisms that it is required to actually execute.

Principal Investigator:

Gary Grainger
Principal Engineer
7035796695
ggrainger@ashtonlabs.com

Business Contact:

David Thompson
President
7034219900
jdt@ashtonlabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ASHTON SECURITY LABORATORIES, LLC
12530 Rock Ridge Road Herndon, VA 20170

EIN/Tax ID: 810633947
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No