Division of Applied Visions, Inc. to develop software assurance tool for supporting dynamic code tracing analysis to help secure software developed for government, industry and academia.
NORTHPORT, NY, February 26, 2013 – Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions and developer of visual analytic tools for software assurance and cyber security, has received a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) award under a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program. The company was selected for the software assurance contract by the DHS Science & Technology Directorate Washington, DC. Under the contract, Secure Decisions will develop the Code Pulse™ dynamic code tracing tool, which will complement Secure Decisions Code Dx™ static source code analysis technology.
About Code Pulse™
Under a 20-month software development initiative begun in late 2012, Code Pulse will be developed as a visualization tool to help software developers, security analysts, and quality assurance engineers better identify and remediate software vulnerabilities within developed code bases. The tool will fuse together dynamic code tracing and static source code analysis results within an integrated software assurance analytics toolkit. While identifying code weaknesses is essential, static code analysis alone falls short in identifying the severity of certain code security issues. With the addition of dynamic tracing, which determines the sequence, paths and frequency of software execution, the software weaknesses identified by static code analysis can be prioritized and the criticality and urgency of their required software remediation can be ascertained.
The addition of Code Pulse to Secure Decisions software assurance product offerings, which also includes Code Dx™, will provide a more robust software assurance tool suite solution to customers seeking to improve the security and compliance posture of their existing and future code bases.
This material is based on research sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate, Cyber Security Division (DHS S&T/CSD), BAA 11-02 and Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate via contract number FA8750-12-C-0219. The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of Department of Homeland Security, Air Force Research Laboratory or the U.S. Government.
To learn more about Code Pulse™, go to https://secdecwp.wpengine.com/research-development/software-assurance/.
About Applied Visions and Secure Decisions
Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI) provides software products, custom solutions, and advanced technology research for commercial and government customers. The company’s vision and expertise in visual software solutions for complex defense, national security, and business problems have served AVI’s customers in the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and prominent technology and Fortune 500 firms. Founded in 1987, AVI is based in Northport, NY, and has secure facilities and clearances to support classified government programs.
Secure Decisions was launched by AVI in 2000 to focus on cyber security research and products for the government. Today, Secure Decisions is a leader in security visualization, with an established track record of R&D contracts, technology transition and product development. Secure Decisions’ technologies are used to enhance the situational awareness of software developers and security professionals in government and commercial organizations. SecureScope™, VIAssist™, MeerCAT® and Code Dx™ are among Secure Decisions’ extensive portfolio of cyber defense solutions.
For more information, please visit www.avi.com and www.securedecisions.com.
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