Defenses against Reverse Engineering

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,921.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F33615-03-M-1555
Agency Tracking Number:
O031-0184
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
GRAMMATECH, INC.
317 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
603978321
Principal Investigator:
David Melski
Senior Software Scientist
(607) 273-7340
melski@grammatech.com
Business Contact:
Ray Teitelbaum
CEO
(607) 273-7340
tt@grammatech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Existing software systems face the threat of reverse engineering. Given enough time and resources, a determined hacker can recover the design of a software program by examining its binary. The consequences of this can be dramatic: the hacker may gainunauthorized access to sensitive computer systems, allowing him to wreak untold havoc. At worst, this may allow him to compromise national security, or to perpetrate a terrorist attack. A more common result is for the hacker to

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