Customized Application Security Via Process Virtualization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-11-C-0135
Agency Tracking Number: F10B-T18-0042
Amount: $98,595.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF10-BT18
Solicitation Number: 2010.B
Small Business Information
2040 Tremont Rd, Charlottesville, VA, 22911-
DUNS: 830972647
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Clark Coleman
 Research Scientist
 (434) 284-3002
Business Contact
 Jack Davidson
Title: President
Phone: (434) 242-4280
Research Institution
 University of Virginia
 John C Knight
 151 Engineers Way
P.O. Box 400740
Charlottesville, VA, 22904-
 (434) 982-2216
 Nonprofit college or university
ABSTRACT: Military and other software systems often face the need to accept untrusted software components into the system. The proposed research will enable secure integration of untrusted software components by (1) isolating these components using application-level (per-process) virtualization; (2) assisting the customer in constructing a security policy tailored to each untrusted component; (3) enforcing that security policy in the field using the virtualization technology; and (4) detecting, where possible, likely sources of security policy violation prior to deployment of the software so that vulnerabilities and malware can be detected early. The security policies will be specified with an interactive tool and will focus on the locations (both local disk and network locations) to which the untrusted component is allowed communication privileges. BENEFIT: Military and other uses of the product will be able to accept untrusted software components into trusted systems and tailor security policies specifically to those software components. Violations of the security policies will be detected and prevented.

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