SharkIDS: A High Performance Self-Healing Protection System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$728,736.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15P7T-11-C-A636
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4567
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-013
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
105 A Church Street, Madison, AL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
152119025
Principal Investigator:
NateCantelmo
Research Engineer
(256) 325-0010
nate.cantelmo@pikewerks.com
Business Contact:
SandyRing
President and Founder
(256) 325-0010
sandy.ring@pikewerks.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
With the ongoing involvement of computers in all facets of modern society, both private and public organizations increasingly rely on computer networks to support key portions of their critical infrastructure. Consequently, those networks contain increasingly more sensitive information, making them prime targets for would-be attackers. The goal of a typical intrusion detection system (IDS) is to protect such a network by identifying attempted attacks, alerting administrators of malicious behavior, and defending against known exploits where possible. If a previously unknown exploit is detected, it is often left to the network administrator to manually thwart the attack and protect any uncompromised nodes. Unfortunately, this task can often be tedious and intractable as it may require a deep understanding of the exploited vulnerability and how to correct the underlying system. Pikewerks proposes a high-performance solution capable of detecting and adapting to this increased level of threat. This proposed system will advance state-of-the-art IDS research by functioning as a fully-automated, instruction-level, host-based intrusion detection and prevention system designed to support self-healing, self-hardening network architectures against zero-day exploits.

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