Awards

$750,000 Phase II Award from
Air Force Research laboratory (AFRL)

On July 10, 2016 AVIRTEK was selected for an SBIR Phase II award with the U.S. Air Force Research laboratory ($750,000 over 24 months) for its Phase II proposal entitled “Autonomic Monitoring, Analysis, and Protection (AMAP) System”.
In Phase I, we developed a methodology for identifying malicious files that could be in a directory of files, or files downloaded from the internet, perform anomaly behavior analysis to detect the maliciousness of these files, and determine a File Trust Index (FTI) for each file. The AMAP technology to be developed during Phase II is a paradigm shift based on an autonomic computing principle inspired by human nervous systems. “, READ MORE


$150,000 Phase I Award from
Department of The Army, Research, Development and Engineering Command

On May 18, 2016 AVIRTEK was selected for an STTR Phase I award with the Department of The Army, US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command ($150,000 over 9 months) for its Army STTR Phase I proposal entitled “Tactical Immune System”. The objective for this Phase I STTR project is to develop a modular and adaptive cyber immunity mechanism that overcomes security deficiencies of current computing systems to enforce semantics of computation and patch-based/perimeter protection mechanisms, which we refer to as Tactical Cyber Immune System (TCIS). READ MORE


$150,000 Phase I Award from
Department of The Army, Research, Development and Engineering Command

On May 5, 2016 AVIRTEK was selected for an SBIR Phase I award with the Department of The Army, Research, Development and Engineering Command ($150,000 over 9 months) for its OSD SBIR Phase I proposal entitled “Resilient Middleware Services for Cyber Physical Systems”.
In Phase I of this project, the objective is to leverage AVIRTEK’s AIM technologies and our knowledge in Security, Moving Target Defense (MTD), Resilient computing systems, Cloud Computing, and Autonomic Computing to architect, design, and demonstrate important capabilities of the proposed Resilient Middleware Services (RMS) for Cyber-Physical Systems and their applications. READ MORE


$149,841 Phase I Award from
Air Force Research laboratory (AFRL)

On July 27, 2015 AVIRTEK was awarded a contract with the U.S. Air Force Research laboratory ($149,841.00 over 9 months) for its Phase I proposal entitled “Autonomic Monitoring, Analysis, and Protection (AMAP) System”. The objective of the project is to leverage AVIRTEK’s AIM technologies being developed in our current projects and our knowledge in Security, Resilient computing systems, Cloud Computing, and Autonomic Computing to architect, design, and demonstrate important capabilities of the proposed Autonomic Monitoring, Analysis, and Protection (AMAP) system. READ MORE


$213,000 Award from
SMS/US ARMY NETCOM

On January 27, 2014 AVIRTEK was awarded a contract with the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) ($213k over 6 months) for its Phase I Proposal entitled "Insider Threat detection and Resilient Cloud Services". In this award, AVIRTEK will work on extending its Automated and Integrated Management (AIM) technology and Anomaly Behavior Analysis (ABA) methodology to detect and protect against insider threats and develop resilient cloud services that resilient to any type of attacks (known or unknown) that can be launched by insiders or outsiders and continue to operate normally in spite of these malicious events. READ MORE


$149,814 SBIR 13.1 Phase I Award from
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

On July 17, 2013 AVIRTEK was awarded a contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory ($149,814 over 9 months) for its Phase I Proposal entitled "Robust End-to-End Trust (RE2ET)". The objective of RE2ET is to identify and quantify trust metrics for all of the resources in a complex network infrastructure, determine a method for securing communications, and demonstrate the feasibility of the approach to quantify and adopt the end-to-end trust of components in large network infrastructures. RE2ET will verify the trust in critical components, adopt their trust values due to changes in network configurations, polices or being compromised, and protect their operations in spite of compromises.


$749,786 SBIR 09.2 Phase II Award from
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

On January 4, 2011 AVIRTEK was awarded a contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory ($749,786 over 24 months) for its Phase II Proposal entitled "Autonomic Software Protection System (ASPS)". In phase II of this SBIR, AVIRTEK will develop an Autonomic Software Protection System (ASPS), to enable pro-active learning and representation of system state's knowledge in order to defend against attacks or failures. The ASPS will be able to determine any hostile behavior, characterize it, and then perform protection and countermeasure actions. Furthermore, through the use of autonomous agents, ASPS can destroy the ability of the attacker in launching attacks against the protected system. READ MORE


$749,998 STTR 08.B Phase II Award from
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

On December 1, 2010 AVIRTEK was awarded a contract with the Air Force ($749,998 over 24 months) for its Phase II Proposal entitled "Cyber-Battle Management System (CBMS)". In this Phase II STTR, AVIRTEK will develop and demonstrate a Cyber-Battle Management System (CBMS) that is based on autonomic computing. The proposed CBMS will utilize AVIRTEK autonomic agents, along with statistical and data mining techniques, anomaly behavior analysis, and intelligent decision fusion to autonomically manage configuration and security of battle space resources and services. The CBMS features that will be supported by the prototype to be developed and demonstrated at the end of Phase II are: Threat Management, Automated/Semi-automated/Manual Management Actions and Dashboard and Visualization. READ MORE


$99,684 SBIR 09.2 Phase I Award from
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

On November 6, 2009 AVIRTEK was awarded a contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory ($99,684 over 6 months) for its proposed project entitled "Autonomic Software Protection System (ASPS)". The Autonomic Software Protection System (ASPS) will be able to determine any hostile behavior, characterize it, and then perform protection and countermeasure actions. Furthermore, through the use of autonomous agents, ASPS can destroy the ability of the attacker in launching attacks against the protected system.


$99,912 STTR 08.B Phase I Award from
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

On June 15, 2009 AVIRTEK, in collaboration with The University of Arizona, was awarded a contract with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research ($99,912 over 9 months) for its proposed project entitled "Cyber-Battle Management System (CBMS)". In this Phase I project, AVIRTEK research team investigated the use of autonomic management solutions to proactively and automatically manage the complex and dynamic nature of cyber-infrastructures and their services. We have evaluated different techniques to use AVIRTEK building blocks, and capabilities for automatic and efficient monitoring of cyber-infrastructure behavior, identifying anomalous behaviors due to malicious attacks, misconfigurations, HW/SW failures, and/or performance degradations due to workloads and network traffic changes.