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Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC060019
Agency Tracking Number: #0521143
Amount: $99,894.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
727 Airport Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 90501
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Chris Lomont
 Principal Investigator
 (734) 955-9005
Business Contact
 David Denomme
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (734) 955-9005
Research Institution

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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