Computer Network Operations (CNO) for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-05-C-0090
Agency Tracking Number: 044-0271
Amount: $99,783.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-092
Solicitation Number: 2004.4
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
Business Contact
 Donald Reifer
Title: President
Phone: (310) 530-4493
Research Institution
The aim of this Phase I effort is to develop the means to learn exploiter methods using forensics information gathered through signature analysis. Currently, little is known about how tampering attacks are mounted and what tools and techniques turn out to be the most effective. The reason for this is simple. Little of the forensics information uncovered during an attack is mined as applications software binaries are tampered with and exploited. This Phase I effort corrects this state of affairs by developing analytical techniques based on signature analysis for use in better understanding the processes, methods and tools that bad guys use to exploit weapons system software. The output of our Phase I effort will verify the feasibility of employing the approaches we develop to represent, analyze and learn from the forensic information we decide to capture during an exploitation attempt. During the option period, RCI will conduct experiments to verify the utility and cost-effectiveness of its forensics approach through trial-use. The test-bed is important because it allows RCI to develop a forensics knowledge base by gathering attack signatures for analysis from real examples and pilot programs.

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