Automated Detection of Steganographic Content

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,953.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9550-05-C-0172
Award Id:
67916
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-008-0013
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3272 Silver Pine Trail, Colorado Springs, CO, 80920
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
131860632
Principal Investigator:
Larry Scally
Principal Engineer
(719) 388-8582
lscally@adelphia.net
Business Contact:
Nancy Badenhop
Chief Operating Officer
(719) 388-8582
nbadenhop@adelphia.net
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF COLORADO
Terry Boult
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO, 80933
(719) 963-0573
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Colorado Engineering, Inc., a small woman owned business, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are teaming to extend a steganogrpahic architecture for an extensible, distributed application that can be utilized to detect steganographic content in media files, alert the user, and either mitigate (destroy) the content if possible or quarantine the files as appropriate. The initial architecture was prototyped and feasibility demonstrated as a Phase I STTR effort. The distinguishing characteristics of the architecture are the distribution of the steganographic detection tasks using a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to facilitate inclusion of new and improved steganalysis algorithms, and the flexibility of the architecture for use in non-steganalysis domains. This proposal will extend the architecture to include additional capabilities, re-factor prototype architecture components to meet current industry best practices, develop robust user interfaces to make the steganogrpahic system commercially viable, and demonstrate the use of the architecture in a non-steganalysis domain. Proposed Phase I objectives included: user subscription process development, high-level and detailed design of architecture components, prototype application development, feasibility analysis, and Phase II plan development. The proposed architecture will support effective distributed steganalysis activities using easily-extended steganalysis algorithms.

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