Enterprise Anti-exploitation for Mission Assurance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-12-M-1392
Agency Tracking Number: O113-IA1-1048
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2011
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD11-IA1
Solitcitation Number: 2011.3
Small Business Information
Luna Innovations Incorporated
VA, Suite 400, Roanoke, VA, 24016-4692
Duns: 627132913
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gustave Anderson
 Principal Investigator
 (540) 769-8423
 andersong@lunainnovations.com
Business Contact
 Michael Pruzan
Title: Director, Contracts
Phone: (540) 769-8430
Email: submissions303@lunainnovations.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Supply chain threats have invalidated the assumption that the adversary has no reasonable avenue of attack even if the software protections are structured properly and augmented with secure hardware. In today"s cyber-attack environment, one must assume that a subset of systems are or will be eventually compromised. Luna proposes a fault tolerance, federated cloud computing architecture supporting design separation for high reliability and information assurance. By leveraging a hybrid fault model with multiple, parallel execution paths and resultant execution trace comparison, Luna has created an architecture that identifies suspect nodes and assures trusted execution. Further, the model architecture can be scaled through proactive thread diversity for additional assurance during threat escalation. The solution provides dynamic protection through distributing critical information across federated cloud resources that adopt a metamorphic topology, redundant execution, and the ability to break command and control of malicious agents.

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