Software Situational Awareness for End-node Authentication

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,693.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-8125
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-I11-1041
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD06-I11
Small Business Information
PIKEWERKS CORP.
105 A Church Street, Madison, AL, 35758
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
152119025
Principal Investigator
 Sandra Ring
 Chief Scientist
 (256) 325-0010
 sandy@pikewerks.com
Business Contact
 Sandra Ring
Title: CEO
Phone: (256) 325-0010
Email: sandy@pikewerks.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The foundation of software protection is built around guarding against reverse engineering, tampering, privacy/theft, and unauthorized execution. One means of preventing a malicious attack is to use software-hardware locking to “bind” an application to a specific computer or set of computers so it cannot be used on an unauthorized system. Pikewerks believes it has uncovered new methodologies to relate an application to its approved host system(s) that could strengthen security. As part of this effort, Pikewerks will examine current binding research and couple that with its own unique solutions to create and test new and innovative approaches. One proposed solution will look at weighted system/environmental attributes. Pikewerks will also examine history-based protection mechanisms to determine if a program is running on the correct platform by looking at residual information. The output of the research and analysis will be a prototype capable of differentiating between a valid and an unauthorized host and that can apply penalties in the case of malicious intent.

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