SAMPA: Security Analysis and Monitoring to Prevent Abuse of HPC Environments

SAMPA: Security Analysis and Monitoring to Prevent Abuse of HPC Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0018476
Agency Tracking Number: 0000234398
Amount: $225,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2018
Solicitation Topic Code: 04a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001770
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive,, Suite 190, Rockville, MD, 20855-2814
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hao Han
 (301) 795-2707
 hhan@i-a-i.com
Business Contact
 Mark James
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Email: mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In general, HPC systems should not be used to carry out cybercrimes or execute improper jobs- Existing fingerprinting-based solutions can be used to understand what are running on HPC systems, but they typically are reactive, require system-wide data collection and processing, and do not consider adversarial scenarios- Hence, it is essential to build offline code analysis tools that can provide first-line defend against (adversarial) illegal and improper HPC programs submitted by users accidentally or intentionally, and take preemptive action to prevent the abuse of HPC systems- To address this critical need, a semantic-aware code analysis toolset is proposed to understand the behaviors of different programs and detect illicit or improper programs- The overall project approach is compatible with existing HPC compiler infrastructure with little integration effort, works with many programming languages used in HPC environments such as C/C++ and Fortran, and performs static (offline) analysis without runtime performance overhead-

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