Real-time Adversarial Characterization and Adaptive Software Protection Countermeasures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-M-1759
Agency Tracking Number: O092-IA1-1232
Amount: $99,607.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD09-IA1
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
AFCO Systems Development Inc
150 Broadhollow Rd, Melville, NY, 11747
DUNS: 181423752
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Godfrey Vassallo
 CTO
 (631) 424-3935
 gvassallo@afcosystems.com
Business Contact
 Godfrey Vassallo
Title: CTO
Phone: (631) 424-3935
Email: gvassallo@afcosystems.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Rather than continuing to approach cyber security problems in a reactive fashion, ASD proposes to move to a proactive posture; anticipating and eliminating vulnerabilities while also being prepared to effectively and rapidly defend against attacks. Our approach collects data about the attacker as well as the attack, which it processes in real time. The data (observations) is then used by our protection technology to adapt to an on-going attack, while protecting and ensuring the operational integrity of the software under its protection. Our proposed approach contains four elements: • A secure coprocessor base platform that will be extended and enhanced • An adaptation of the OODA loop through a countermeasures autonomous agent • An innovative, optically-based and powered sensor subsystem • A multi-agent computer defense system that is based upon immunological principles

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