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GalaSec: Automatic, Mutating, Network Security and Trust

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Pikewerks Corporation
105 A Church Street Madison, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: GalaSec: Automatic, Mutating, Network Security and Trust
Agency: DOD
Contract: W9113M-11-C-0070
Award Amount: $407,181.00


Security in and trust of sensitive information communication has been a critical issue as long as humans have been sending messages, but the increasing reliance on computer networks to transmit sensitive information has brought these matters to the forefront like never before. Old methods of trusted couriers and sealed envelopes are no longer sufficient for todays complex networks where the integrity of paths and destinations cannot be assured. Numerous solutions have been proposed to address these issues, but few have proven effective or tractable, and fewer still have proven to be both. Leveraging its experience in information security, anti-tamper, and data protection, Pikewerks proposes to extend GalaSec, its distributed security and trust system. GalaSec is effective at preventing unauthorized access to sensitive data as it flows across networks, supports integration into existing environments, and provides peers with the ability to verify remote trust across a wide array of platforms and environments. This system will advance the state of the art in secure communication and remote attestation by enhancing cipher key rotation/mutation and remote attestation technology. Following the completion of Phase II, GalaSec will be a TRL 6 product on its way to deployment in real-world applications.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Creekmore
Research Engineer
(256) 325-0010

Business Contact:

Sandy Ring
President and Founder
(256) 325-0010
Small Business Information at Submission:

Pikewerks Corporation
105 A Church Street Madison, AL -

EIN/Tax ID: 331040567
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No