Software Pedigree Analyzer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-C-8040
Agency Tracking Number: O043-SP7-1019
Amount: $99,978.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD04-SP7
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
33 Thornwood Drive, Suite 500, Ithaca, NY, 14850
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Rosenthal
 Chief Scientist
 (607) 257-1975
Business Contact
 Richard Smith
Title: Controller
Phone: (607) 257-1975
Research Institution
Software protection methods are needed in order to prevent the unauthorized distribution and exploitation of critical national security software. This proposal addresses software protection during the software development process, and in particular, the collection, analysis, and response mechanisms associated with auditing how software is built. Such information for a code module is called its software pedigree. Pedigree information includes system information, software protection tool use, development history, and user authentication information. ATC-NY proposes to build SPAN, a pedigree analyzer that will build and support the analysis of software pedigrees. Such a tool can help to identify inappropriate actions such as failing to apply the appropriate level of software protection to some component. It will also act as a deterrent to malicious users by facilitating the identification of a user responsible for an inappropriate action.

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