Secure Configuration Auditing for Network Defense (SCAND)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-04-P-0068
Agency Tracking Number: B041-056-0972
Amount: $99,725.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-056
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
SENTAR, INC.
4900 University Square, Suite 8, Huntsville, AL, 35816
DUNS: 174265736
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Al Underbrink
 Senior Analyst
 (256) 430-0860
 aunderbrink@sentar.com
Business Contact
 Peter Kiss
Title: CEO
Phone: (256) 430-0860
Email: 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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