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Proposal Number: 0521143
Proposal Title: HARDWARE-ASSISTED SYSTEM SECURITY MONITOR
Topic Number: H-SB05.2-004
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: HARDWARE-ASSISTED SYSTEM SECURITY MONITOR
Organization: Cybernet Systems Corporation
Address: 3741 Plaza Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1655  
Abstract: Rootkits are Trojan horses installed by an intruder that mask changes that have been made in a system after attack. They replace or modify intrusion or other system status detecting applications so that they report a properly functioning system to a systems administrator, when in fact, the system has been compromised. Our solution to this requires designing a Linux based PC add on card that can monitor file access and prevent designated sectors from being written, as well as a memory scanner to catch memory resident rootkits. A GUI tool will allow an administrator to configure the device, which can only be accessed from a USB port. A valuable spin-off would be a bootable CD-ROM rootkit detection and repair tool for Windows.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC060019
Period of Performance: 12/15/2005 - 06/30/2006
Award/Contract Value: $99,894.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $99,894.00