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Adaptive Defense using Linguistic Inference of Behaviors (AD-LIB) (Sequential Phase II)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-18-C-1662
Agency Tracking Number: O113-IA2-1013
Amount: $1,499,971.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD11-IA2
Solicitation Number: 2011.3
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-09-24
Small Business Information
625 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Terry Patten
 (617) 491-3474
Business Contact
 Mark Felix
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Research Institution

The proposed project will advance the Adaptive Defense using Linguistic Inference of Behaviors (AD-LIB) technology to Technology Readiness Level 8 (TRL 8). AD-LIB uses linguistic techniques to parse, interpret, and mitigate malicious system behaviors. Just as linguistic grammars are capable of parsing and generating novel sentences, AD-LIB is capable of detecting and mitigating novel attacks. System behaviors are observed using bus, disk, network, and memory mediation. AD-LIB can run on a secure coprocessor so it does not place a computational load on the host system and is difficult for host-based malware to attack.

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