Cyber-Inoculator

Cyber-Inoculator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-16-C-0255
Agency Tracking Number: F161-060-1846
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2016
Solicitation Year: 2016
Solicitation Topic Code: AF161-060
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive, Rockville, MD, 20855
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gregory Briskin
 (301) 294-4755
 gbriskin@i-a-i.com
Business Contact
 Mark James
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Email: mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Cloud computing systems are rapidly growing in scale and complexity. The large-scale, complex and dynamic cloud environments make failure recovery and anomaly detection critical yet complex and time consuming tasks. Anti-fragility approaches are based on a concept that some systems could be rather strengthened by volatilities and faults. Hence, high-availability of cloud infrastructures must be complemented by leveraging anti-fragility properties, in order to increase system elasticity and resilience; embracing failure not only in the test environment but also in the production one, which would lead to a better preparation for the inevitable failures that may occur.To address this emerging need, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes the Cyber-Inoculator solution, aimed at building a comprehensive set of multi-layered system tools, methods, and capabilities to incrementally increase overall resiliency of the cloud and virtualization-based productionsystem through fault and error induction, failure analysis and localization,and automated code repair. Cyber-Inoculator neither requires target source code instrumentation nor depends on continuous system monitoring. Cyber-Inoculators are deployed on a host VM of a virtualized server, and supports wide specter number of different cloud-based enterprise fault-tolerant computing architectures.

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