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Binary-Level Malicious Code Pattern Detection Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-04-C-7013
Agency Tracking Number: B041-056-0051
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-056
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-05-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2004-11-25
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Title: CEO
Phone: (256) 656-9652
Research Institution

This effort develops automatic detection of malicious binary code based on syntax-independent logical control flow patterns. Control flow patterns yield specific detectable signatures that can be extracted from binary code. Because they are based on functional control flow, these signatures also discriminate the kinds of behavior a binary can perform; furthermore, these signatures are independent of where the binary originated. They are OS and language independent. This effort develops viable methods for analysis and classification of potential behaviors - malicious and otherwise - based on logical patterns found in binary code and related requirements meta-models. This effort will associate the presence of potential algorithm patterns with specific types of expected functionality. Inappropriate or unexpected functionality will be detectible and may indicate latent malicious code.

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