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Software Protection via Alternative Mode Execution

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
86151
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-IA2-1234
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Assured Information Security, Inc.
153 Brooks Road Rome, NY 13441-4203
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Software Protection via Alternative Mode Execution
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-08-M-1434
Award Amount: $99,030.00
 

Abstract:

This project will examine the feasibility of using alternative modes of execution on x86 processors as a means of providing protection for sensitive applications. The research will aim to answer two main questions: 1) can alternate modes of execution provide an environment that is suitable for running an application; and 2) do these modes provide a better level of protection or isolation for the application then what is afforded by the Operating System (OS). Part of this study will also include a detailed examination of the differences between processor modes to identify differences in the observed runtime environment provided to an application (i.e. 16-bit vs. 32-bit operand size, physical vs. virtual addressing, etc).

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Sharkey
Senior Engineer
3153363306
sharkeyj@ainfosec.com

Business Contact:

Barry McKinney
Business Development
3153363306
mckinneyb@ainfosec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ASSURED INFORMATION SECURITY, INC.
245 Hill Road Rome, NY 13441

EIN/Tax ID: 043608903
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No