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New Methods for Software Identification and Analysis


Information Technology Laboratory, Software and Systems Division

RO# Location
50.77.51.B7530 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Black, Paul E. 301.975.4794


Current methods of software identification rely on file hashes. We are interested in developing a cyber genome or application disk-print that can identify software using multiple characteristics including analysis of the registry, memory, fuzzy hashes, runtime characteristics, block hashes, and other attributes that have yet to be defined. The National Software Reference Library contains over 11,000 software applications stored online in a research environment that can be used to support the research.


File hashes; Fuzzy hashes; Block hashes; Cyber genome; National Software Reference Library;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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