System Self-Protection and Autonomic Response for Hardware Based Software Protection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,621.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-08-M-1306
Agency Tracking Number:
O072-I04-1036
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AFCO SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT, INC.
200 Finn Court, Farmingdale, NY, 11735
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
181423752
Principal Investigator:
Godfrey Vassallo
CTO
(631) 424-3935
gvassallo@afcosystems.com
Business Contact:
Godfrey Vassallo
CTO
(631) 424-3935
gvassallo@afcosystems.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AFCO Systems Development's (ASD's) solution will protect a host system by using various autonomic techniques. These techniques will resist, detect, respond, and where possible, repair the damage caused by an adversary. Current technology does not provide the type of protection that is necessary against an attacker with virtually infinite personnel and resources. Protection needs to be assured not only if an attacker tries to compromise the system remotely, but also if the attacker has possession of the actual hardware. A physical penetration attack, where the attacker probes the circuit will be thwarted by having a grid of non-metallic conductors that will detect probing. Attacks using radiation or changing temperature will be detected through the use of radiation and temperature sensors. All of the anti-tampering responses will be hardware based because software is too slow. The team is qualified to accomplish this task because of its experience in working with secure coprocessors and embedded systems.

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