Real-time Adversarial Characterization and Adaptive Software Protection Countermeasures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-M-1758
Agency Tracking Number: O092-IA1-1185
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD09-IA1
Solitcitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
Clear Hat Consulting, Inc.
1207 Cole Rd., Orlando, FL, 32803
Duns: 828284856
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shawn Embleton
 Vice President
 (407) 896-7010
 embleton@clearhatconsulting.com
Business Contact
 Sherri Sparks
Title: President
Phone: (407) 896-7010
Email: sparks@clearhatconsulting.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal seeks to address the problem of computer system survivability. Survivability can be defined as the capability of a system to fufill its mission in the presence of attacks, failures, or accidents. Properties that increase survivability include resistance to attacks, the recognition of attacks and resulting damage, the recovery of essential services following an attack, and the ability to adapt to minimize the damage from future attacks. In general, the biological immune system performs better at these survivability tasks than current computer security systems. For this reason, we have chosen to look to the biological immune system for inspiration in designing am adaptive cyber attack response mechanism. The final goal of the effort will be an adaptive, light weight, multi-layered response system that intrinsically promotes system survivability.

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