An Open Software Framework for Steganalysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0077
Agency Tracking Number: F045-008-0259
Amount: $99,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-T008
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
DANIEL H. WAGNER, ASSOC., INC.
40 Lloyd Avenue, Suite 200, Malvern, PA, 19355
DUNS: 075485425
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 M. Karlovitz
 Senior Associate/Associate
 (610) 644-3400
 mkarlovitz@pa.wagner.com
Business Contact
 John Eldridge
Title: Controller
Phone: (610) 644-3400
Email: jeldridge@pa.wagner.com
Research Institution
 Stevens Institute of Technology
 Aline Caubergs
 Department of ECE
Hoboken, NJ, 07030
 (201) 216-5480
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
We propose to develop a platform-independent Rapid Steganographic Detection Suite (RSDS). The RSDS will be capable of applying a diverse collection of steganalysis detection methods to all relevant files on a PC or other hardware system. The software will have a publicly available API for steganalysis methods and will thus allow new methods to be incorporated by any user who has the RSDS and the necessary programming skills. The RSDS will be able to apply these detection methods to a set of user-specified folders and to user-specified file types. Further, the RSDS can be used to scan incoming email as well as images and other media files that are downloaded from the Internet. The RSDS main driver will be written in Java. It will be able to interface with steganalysis methods that are written in various languages, including Java, C or C++, and MATLAB. As part of our Phase I work, we will implement in the RSDS a change-point detection method of steganalysis developed by our expert collaborator, Professor R. Chandramouli of the Stevens Institute of Technology.

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