Computer Network Operations (CNO)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,556.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-04-P-0122
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-056-0206
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA04-056
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
REIFER CONSULTANTS, INC.
P.O. Box 4046, Torrance, CA, 90510
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
021859301
Principal Investigator:
Donald Reifer
Chief Technical Officer
(310) 530-4493
dreifer@earthlink.net
Business Contact:
Donald Reifer
President
(310) 530-4493
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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