Light-weight Virtualization as a Defense against Reverse Engineering

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-8128
Agency Tracking Number: O063-I12-1259
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD06-I12
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
317 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY, 14850
DUNS: 603978321
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Johnson
 Software Engineer
 (607) 273-7340
Business Contact
 Ray Teitelbaum
Title: CEO
Phone: (607) 273-7340
Research Institution
The victor in a conflict is often the party that can gain the “upper hand”. In the battle between software protection and reverse engineering, however, the victor is the party that gains the “lower hand”. We propose a novel software protection system based on hypervisors that gives the advantage to the defended application by lowering it below the operating system, effectively making the application inaccessible to attackers.

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