Automatic Detection and Patching of Vulnerabilities in Embedded Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-13-C-0170
Agency Tracking Number: D131-003-0055
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: SB131-003
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
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Principal Investigator
 Kristopher Carver
 Technical Director
 (413) 359-0599
Business Contact
 Sylvia Moritz
Title: Operations Manager
Phone: (413) 549-0235
Research Institution
In this proposal we outline a binary-level compilation technology and related toolkit to transform an embedded system's firmware to contain automated intrinsic support for both the detection of exploits as well as the patching of the firmware exploited. The toolkit called REDA (Resilience in Embedded devices through Dynamic Allocation) relies on post-compilation analyses and transformations designed to detect, respond to, and heal from an attack.

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