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An Architecture for Software Obfuscation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83030
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-I13-1061
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Reservoir Labs., Inc.
632 Broadway, Suite 803 New York, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: An Architecture for Software Obfuscation
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-07-M-8129
Award Amount: $99,986.00
 

Abstract:

Modern devices of all kinds are increasingly dependent upon software, and that software increasingly constitutes a distinct military assert and battlefield advantage. To protect that software, a layered defense in desirable. A key component of a defense-in-depth is obfuscation, which inhibits understanding of and subversion of software even when physical access to the code is obtained. Current obfuscation technology is generally ad-hoc, however, lacking power, system integration, and/or flexibility to adapt to future threats. We seek to devise an architecture for obfuscation based on traditional compiler technology. The compiler can provide a framework for devising and organizing multiple obfuscations, which can then be composed to work in concert. Furthermore, the use of an architecture facilitates modularity, allowing obfuscations to be easily swapped in and out, leading to a flexible and adaptable overall system. We expect that our approach can be the basis for an obfuscation infrastructure that can have wide applicability and long endurance.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Springer
Managing Engineer
2127800527
springer@reservoir.com

Business Contact:

Melanie Peters
Business Manager
2127800527
peters@reservoir.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RESERVOIR LABS., INC.
632 Broadway, Suite 803 New York, NY 10012

EIN/Tax ID: 061303098
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No