Countermeasures to Covert Access Methods to Reduce Attack Susceptibility and Ensure Trust

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,894.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-11-C-1046
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-0997
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD09-IA2
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
Clear Hat Consulting, Inc.
1207 Cole Rd., Orlando, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
828284856
Principal Investigator:
Sherri Sparks
President
(407) 896-7010
sparks@clearhatconsulting.com
Business Contact:
Sherri Sparks
President
(407) 896-7010
sparks@clearhatconsulting.com
Research Institution:
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Abstract
Clear Hat Consulting is combining machine learning and virtualization technologies to detect deviant, low level system behavior patterns characteristic of sophisticated, stealthy malware. A number of factors are currently driving a demand for innovative technologies capable of detecting advanced cyber threats. These include national security concerns related to cyber warfare, increases in targeted attacks against commercial enterprises, and increased regulatory requirements that mandate improved data security in a variety of industries. Clear Hat"s current Phase I research indicates that machine learning algorithms can successfully be applied to detecting stealthy, sophisticated forms of malware.

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