Autonomic Kernel Protections to Reduce Attack Susceptibility

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-C-1461
Agency Tracking Number: O072-I05-1016
Amount: $1,156,950.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD07-I05
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
105 A Church Street, Madison, AL, 35758
DUNS: 152119025
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ryan Knotts
 Research Engineer
 (256) 325-0010
Business Contact
 Michael Ring
Title: COO/CFO
Phone: (256) 325-0010
Research Institution
Pikewerks will develop a method to autonomously self-organize, monitor, and repair Operating System kernels, modules, and protected applications across a network. The approach being proposed is a layered solution consisting of four parts: application healing, distributed host kernel healing, System Management Mode (SMM) healing, and a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). Each of these layers will have the ability to function as standalone programs as well as be able to build off of each other and create a stronger, more sophisticated solution.

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