Stealth and Real-time Program Execution Monitoring

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0241
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-081-0953
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-081
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
GrammaTech, Inc
317 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
603978321
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Johnson
Software Engineer
(607) 273-7340
tjohnson@grammatech.com
Business Contact:
Derek Burrows
Contracts Manager
(607) 273-7340
dburrows@grammatech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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