Computer Network Operations (CNO)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-04-P-0122
Agency Tracking Number: B041-056-0206
Amount: $99,556.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-056
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 4046, Torrance, CA, 90510
DUNS: 021859301
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Donald Reifer
 Chief Technical Officer
 (310) 530-4493
 dreifer@earthlink.net
Business Contact
 Donald Reifer
Title: President
Phone: (310) 530-4493
Email: dreifer@earthlink.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The aim of this Phase I SBIR effort is to develop a framework that security engineers can use to decide what protection techniques to use, when and under what conditions, to guard their applications software against piracy, tampering and/or reverse engineering threats. Currently, little guidance exists to help security engineers determine how best to protect their applications software from exploitation attempts. To develop the framework, RCI will use multiple-faceted viewpoint modeling to ensure that all dimensions of the decision are considered. To validate the framework, RCI plans to experiment on a NASA energy conversion application to understand what protection tools and techniques perform best, when, and why. The framework will be portrayed for security engineers using the concept of a balanced scorecard for ease of comprehension and usability. To assess the commercial potential of the technology, RCI will conduct an aligned market survey and develop a business plan. They will also plan a technology demonstration should they be awarded a Phase II follow-on effort.

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