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
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-056
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
190 Green Valley Road, Owens Crossroads, AL, 35763
DUNS: 142295422
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
  Lopez
 CTO
 (256) 656-9652
 luis@hiwaay.net
Business Contact
  Lopez
Title: CEO
Phone: (256) 656-9652
Email: luis@flowlynx.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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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