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AppMon: Application Monitors for Not-Yet-Trusted Software

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
77861
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
O064-SP2-1007
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATC-NY
33 Thornwood Dr., Suite 500 Ithaca, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: AppMon: Application Monitors for Not-Yet-Trusted Software
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0098
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Full certification and testing of application programs provides a level of assurance that they will not harm host systems, but it takes a long time. For this reason, software users are often faced with a vexing dilemma: in order to obtain critical new functionality, they must use software that may damage their systems or render it vulnerable to attack. To address this problem, ATC-NY, Cornell University and Architecture Technology Corporation will develop AppMon to provide smart monitors for applications. A smart monitor acts like a security escort at a military installation: if the escorted application attempts a clearly dangerous action, the smart monitor will prevent it. Otherwise, the escort becomes familiar with the application and takes note if the application engages in unusual behavior. Human guards can do this because they are endowed with human intelligence. AppMon smart monitors enforce an interaction policy based on (a) site security policy and (2) the application's normal use of local resources and interactions with other systems.

Principal Investigator:

Carla Marceau
Senior Principal Scientist
6072571975
carla@atc-nycorp.com

Business Contact:

Richard Smith
Controller
6072571975
rick@atc-nycorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ATC - NY
33 Thornwood Drive, Suite 500 Ithaca, NY 14850

EIN/Tax ID: 161549760
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
CORNELL UNIV.
120 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Contact: Daniel Whittaker
Contact Phone: (607) 255-5337
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university