The Digitial Microscope (DM)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,879.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8750-06-C-0136
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
2005.3
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-SP2-1108
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD05-SP2
Small Business Information
SENTAR, INC.
4900 University Square, Suite 8, Huntsville, AL, 35816
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
174265736
Principal Investigator
 Leigh Davis
 Senior Research Analyst
 (256) 430-0860
 ldavis@sentar.com
Business Contact
 Peter Kiss
Title: CEo
Phone: (256) 430-0860
Email: pkiss@sentar.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
To address the critical issue of software defects and vulnerabilities in code, be it C, C++, Java or Visual Basic, Sentar proposes the Digital Microscope (DM). The DM simulates a native running environment in which a binary code can be encapsulated, analyzed, and tested for malefactor influence, as well as poor coding practices. The design of the DM will allow, for example, the testing of code through injection of timing mismatches, embedded codes, and buffer overflow attempts into the binary, all in a quarantined environment. It will also promote plug-and-play extensibility through the use of a multi-agent infrastructure for future enhancements such as security wrapper insertion, proof generation, and attack modeling and simulation. The resulting technology will substantially contribute to software vulnerability discovery and remediation by providing a comprehensive tool for validation of code safety prior to deployment.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government