State-of-the-Art Innovations To Protect Against Theft, Viruses, and Malware

Period of Performance: 07/30/2003 - 04/30/2003

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

IP Vigil
777 29th Street, Suite 201
Boulder, CO 80303
Principal Investigator

Abstract

We propose a suite of tools to: Prevent theft via automatic encryption and password entry; Use an application's pedigree to identify vulnerabilities, recommend protections, and prevent unauthorized execution; Automatically scan for viruses, worms, and trojan horses; Detect malicious components via invisible fingerprints and covert biometrics. These tools are language and OS independent. Protection against theft and malware is a growing problem for software development. No commercial applications exist which protect the unique issues confronting source, objects, and executables in a nascent application. Our approach applies systemic protection to software development and more broadly to intellectual property.