Customized Application Security Via Process Virtualization

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$98,595.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8750-11-C-0135
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F10B-T18-0042
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF10-BT18
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
2040 Tremont Rd, Charlottesville, VA, 22911-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
830972647
Principal Investigator:
ClarkColeman
Research Scientist
(434) 284-3002
clc@zephyr-software.com
Business Contact:
JackDavidson
President
(434) 242-4280
jwd@zephyr-software.com
Research Institute:
University of Virginia
John C Knight
151 Engineers Way
P.O. Box 400740
Charlottesville, VA, 22904-
(434) 982-2216

Abstract
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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