EXploit And Malware INcubator (EXAMIN)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$745,599.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-07-C-0106
Award Id:
78662
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-SP2-1033
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:
StevenBrueckner
Senior Cpmputer Scientist
(607) 257-1975
steve@atc-nycorp.com
Business Contact:
RichardSmith
Controller
(607) 257-1975
rick@atc-nycorp.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
To mitigate the problem of obtaining potentially insecure software, ATC-NY, Architecture Technology Corporation, and Lockheed Martin are creating the EXploit And Malware INcubator (EXAMIN), a product designed to assist in the safe triggering and detection of malicious code in binaries. EXAMIN will consist of two main components: (1) an isolated sandbox built using virtual machines (VMs) that is capable of realistically simulating deployment environments, and (2) an instrumentation system that monitors an executable's activity inside the sandbox and logs its resource usage. EXAMIN will be a flexible and extensible platform capable of simulating a variety of environments and supporting a spectrum of static and dynamic analysis tools. A primary innovation of EXAMIN will be the incorporation of VM introspection as a security device: a method of monitoring activity inside of a virtual machine that does not rely on the integrity of the guest operating system within that VM.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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