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Cyber Forensic Tool Kit for Machinery Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00253-16-P-0243
Agency Tracking Number: N16A-013-0221
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N16A-T013
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-06-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-12-12
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive
Rockville, MD 20855
United States
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Lei Ding
 (301) 294-5235
Business Contact
 Mark James
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution
 University of New Orleans
 Emir Macari
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
United States

 (504) 280-6836
 Nonprofit College or University

For machinery control systems, forensics is a vital part to provide a cyber-protection strategy and aid in identification and troubleshooting of system malfunctions due to malicious and non-malicious events. A number of unique challenges exist for the forensic analysis of SCADA based systems. Components of a SCADA system are often resource constrained. In addition, SCADA based systems have a critical requirement of being continuously operational. The resource constrained nature of SCADA systems and the 24/7 availability requirement calls for live forensic solutions where the data acquisition and analysis are performed at run time. Despite such emerging demands, there are still no comprehensive software design and implementation to systemically address live forensic issues on a SCADA system in a way to minimize risk to the systems services. To address this critical need, IAI and its team propose to develop Digital Forensic Took Kit for Machinery Control Systems (TRACE), a live digital forensics took kit that, at run time, provide a cyber-protection strategy and aid in identification of malfunctions while ensuring minimal impact on overall system performance. The key innovation is to deploy

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