Improving Software and Data Security in Industrial Control Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,965.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-10-M-1883
Agency Tracking Number:
O09B-003-1005
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09T003
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Pikewerks Corporation
105 A Church Street, Madison, AL, 35758
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
152119025
Principal Investigator:
Preston Wilson
Research Engineer
(256) 325-0010
preston.wilson@pikewerks.com
Business Contact:
Sandy Ring
Founder & CEO
(256) 325-0010
sandy.ring@pikewerks.com
Research Institution:
Concurrent Technologies Corporation
Gregory Gaddy, Ph.D.
15091 Alabama Highway 20
Suite A
Madison, AL, 35756
(256) 560-6612
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are critical elements in electrical, water, oil/gas, and manufacturing services involving supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), distributed control systems (DCS), and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). These systems allow operators to monitor sensor data and remotely control field devices. Initially, these devices were designed for closed-network or non-networked environments inside of physically secure facilities. These early systems did not take into account cyber threats such as viruses, worms, Trojans, and system exploitations from buffer overflows, logic errors, network protocols, and denial of service (DOS) attacks. However, ICS have evolved into highly technical distributed systems directly and indirectly connected to the Internet where they are exposed to cyber attacks. Pikewerks proposes to research and develop a system for protecting the software executing on these systems without requiring any changes to the source code.

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