Stealth and Real-time Program Execution Monitoring

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,993.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-12-C-0333
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
Minority Owned:
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 software development has introduced a wide variety of functionality in modular chunks that can be rapidly reconfigured to create new applications. This leads to large, complex systems that, while providing the desired capabilities, may also include non-obvious and undesirable behavior. Such behavior can often be used to compromise the security of a computer system, leaving the system vulnerable to attacks that may disrupt the system"s behavior or exfiltrate sensitive information. Autonomy-oriented computation offers the potential to allow complex computer systems to police themselves, detecting intrusion, performing self-healing, and directly countering cyber threats. An autonomic computing system tracks its own state to reason about properties such as system security and integrity. When anomalies are detected, the system can react to restore itself to its intended operation. A key first step in creating autonomic computing systems is developing self-monitoring technology. GrammaTech envisions the creation of SySense, a system monitoring tool that efficiently operates below the operating system, deploying sensors that implement a wide variety of monitoring techniques.

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