SecureVisor: Efficiently Protect Weapon Systems against Cyber Threats

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-12-C-0052
Agency Tracking Number: F112-029-1812
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF112-029
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
MD, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855-2737
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tao Jiang
 Research Scientist
 (301) 294-5234
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Director, Contracts&Proposals
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: Current cyber threats analysis and detection techniques based on intrusion prevention/detection, anti-virus and spam filters often offer unsatisfactory security properties. They cannot detect new attacks, have high false negative rate and often identify attacks after they have happened. We propose a combined hardware-software solution to detect and prevent cyber threats to Air Force Weapon Systems. The secure framework consists of two parts, end system security and network security. The end system security is to protect execution of security-sensitive code from malware that may infect the OS, applications, or system devices. The network security is to secure the information flow into and out of Weapon Systems as well as access control. Our solution will not only provide high level of security, but also minimizes impacts on the platform in terms of power, processing cycles and operation performance. BENEFIT: Our proposed techniques in threat detection and prevention can also be applied in a wide range of application scenarios. Essentially any kind of computer systems can potentially benefit from our technology. As the world becomes more and more digitalized and connected and protecting cyber assets becomes more critical, the proposed solution has tremendous application potential for military systems as well as commercial sector.

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