EPP: Empirical Privilege Profiling for Black-Box Software

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$374,923.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-06-C-0134
Award Id:
68793
Agency Tracking Number:
04SB1-0276
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
33 Thornwood Drive, Suite 500, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101321479
Principal Investigator:
CarlaMarceau
Senior Principal Scientis
(607) 257-1975
carla@atc-nycorp.com
Business Contact:
RichardSmith
Controller
(607) 257-1975
rick@atc-nycorp.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Principle of Least Privilege says that programs should operate with sufficient privilege to get the job done, but no more, in order to minimize the harm that can be done in case of error. The Empirical Privilege Profiler system (EPP) will collect data about privileges actually exercised by running programs and use that data to create a composite abstract privilege profile for the program. Privilege profiles created by the EPP can be used to guide system administrators in granting program privileges, as well as in intrusion detection, detection of insider misuse, and program development. To create an EPP system, ATC-NY has developed novel technologies for extracting the privileges exercised by programs and for building composite abstract profiles. In Phase II, ATC-NY proposes to integrate those technologies into the prototype of a distributed system that creates composite privilege profiles based on execution of a program at multiple cooperating sites.

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