Securing Databases in Army MANETS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-P447
Agency Tracking Number: O064-NC3-2040
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD06-NC3
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
AGNIK, LLC
8840 Stanford Blvd. STE. 1300, Columbia, MD, 21045
Duns: 025443412
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anupam Joshi
 Associate Professor, Computer Sc.
 (410) 455-2590
 joshi@cs.umbc.edu
Business Contact
 Kakali Sarkar
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (410) 290-0146
Email: kakali@agnik.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE CO
 Sarah Archibald
 1000 Hilltop Circle, UMBC
Baltimore, MD, 21250
 (410) 455-3187
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This proposal suggests research on security issues for mobile databases running on a mobile ad hoc network (MANET). It will explore both state of the art commercial systems and advanced research issues for mobile security management. The first step will involve an extensive study of the commercial off-the-shelf technology. This study will identify the resources that can be used for addressing security issues in a MANET. This research will also explore several other issues that are important for this problem. Examples include data relocation/distribution and storage strategies for data confidentiality and fault tolerance, local agreement detection, secure update propagation, collaborative query processing, situation awareness and profile-based monitoring. The proposed research will explore several advanced data analysis-based techniques for network traffic monitoring and outlier detection. This work will be jointly performed by Agnik, LLC and University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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