HARDWARE-ASSISTED SYSTEM SECURITY MONITOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,894.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC060019
Agency Tracking Number:
#0521143
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corporation
727 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI, 90501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Chris Lomont
Principal Investigator
(734) 955-9005
Business Contact:
David Denomme
Contracts Manager
(734) 955-9005
proposals@cybernet.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Rootkits are Trojan horses installed by an intruder that mask changes that have been made in a system after attack. They replace or modify intrusion or other system status detecting applications so that they report a properly functioning system to a systems administrator, when in fact, the system has been compromised. Our solution to this requires designing a Linux based PC add on card that can monitor file access and prevent designated sectors from being written, as well as a memory scanner to catch memory resident rootkits. A GUI tool will allow an administrator to configure the device, which can only be accessed from a USB port. A valuable spin-off would be a bootable CD-ROM rootkit detection and repair tool for Windows.

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