Stealth and Real-time Program Execution Monitoring

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0241
Agency Tracking Number: N111-081-0953
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-081
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
317 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY, -
DUNS: 603978321
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Johnson
 Software Engineer
 (607) 273-7340
Business Contact
 Derek Burrows
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (607) 273-7340
Research Institution
Modern computer systems involve complex arrangements of many software components. It has proven difficult to secure such systems from attack by finding and closing all security holes. Dynamic monitoring techniques that detect intrusions have been developed to defend against latent, unknown vulnerabilities. However, to date these monitoring techniques have focused too narrowly on specific detection strategies and can often be sidestepped. We propose a next-generation system monitoring platform capable of supporting a wide variety of monitoring strategies. Moreover, our approach provides comprehensive protection for the entire computer system rather than guarding individual processes one-at-a-time. The proposed system monitoring tool incorporates stealth to inhibit an adversary"s ability to disable it, and dynamic optimization to ensure minimal performance overhead on the protected system.

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