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Advancing the Capabilities and Deployment of Functional Encryption

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N12A-025-0028
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N12A-T025
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
Zeutro, LLC
4506 Roland Ave Baltimore, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Advancing the Capabilities and Deployment of Functional Encryption
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-12-M-0363
Award Amount: $149,936.00
 

Abstract:

In recent years, a new opportunity for protecting encrypted data has risen. Functional Encryption (FE) provides an entirely new vision of encrypting data. Instead of encrypting to individual users, in a functional encryption system, one can use FE to describe a policy of how to share data based on a user's credentials or attributes. While recent research has significantly advanced the capabilities and understanding of Functional Encryption, there are notable gaps to making Functional Encryption ready for practical deployment in protecting current data-at-rest encryption systems. Current issues include: resistance to tampering attacks, sharing across organizational domains, key revocation, efficiency for mobile and low power devices, and software assurance. Our proposal gives a new vision to solving these problems with a plan that combines cryptographic research and software development. Notably, our company, Zeutro, was co-founded Dr. Brent Waters one of the co-inventors of functional encryption and our research organization team includes the other inventor, Dr. Amit Sahai.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Green
Chief Technology Officer
(410) 861-0344
sttrcontact@zeutro.com

Business Contact:

Susan Waters
Managing Member
(614) 572-4746
susan@zeutro.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Zeutro, LLC
4506 Roland Ave Baltimore, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 274409616
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Rd
San Antonio, TX 78238-
Contact: Sandra G. Dykes
Contact Phone: (210) 522-3329