Secure Configuration Auditing for Network Defense (SCAND)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,725.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-04-P-0068
Award Id:
69673
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-056-0972
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4900 University Square, Suite 8, Huntsville, AL, 35816
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
174265736
Principal Investigator:
Al Underbrink
Senior Analyst
(256) 430-0860
aunderbrink@sentar.com
Business Contact:
Peter Kiss
CEO
(256) 430-0860
pkiss@sentar.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This research investigates a concept for automatically monitoring and auditing system security con-figurations and assuring compliance with established security policies. The concept uses multiple, distributed, intelligent software agents, which may be mobile, to compare the security configurations of network devices and software with established security policy. The agents will either 1) notify the security manager before proceeding, or 2) automatically implement the necessary configuration changes to the system found in violation of the policies. The proposed concept is based upon an agent platform that provides secure execution and host migration and is interfaced with a computer network defense system that supports responsive decision making by network security managers.

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