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Software Partitioning to Migrate Critical Software Components to Trusted…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
86145
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-IA1-1141
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Anacapa Sciences, Inc.
301 East Carrillo Street 2FL P. O. Box 519 Santa Barbara, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Software Partitioning to Migrate Critical Software Components to Trusted Hardware
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-08-M-1427
Award Amount: $99,976.00
 

Abstract:

Despite the increased levels of application security offered by secure coprocessors, the barrier of entry into this realm has been prohibitively high for software developers. Coprocessors do not incorporate sufficient computational resources to host entire applications; therefore it is up to developers to refactor applications by hand in order to derive components that will be tailored to run on the trusted hardware. We propose to ease the transition of software, either in compiled or in source code form, onto secure coprocessor hardware by providing a suit of innovative tools that will automate the software partitioning process, as well as streamline the entire software production lifecycle for partitioned applications from development, to distribution, and finally to execution on client machines. "Secure Division(tm)", our proposed toolset, will leverage a state-of-the-art program slicer to split software components in a manner guaranteed to be correct, provide high levels of security, and minimize performance penalties. We will include a secure runtime environment in our toolset that is specifically designed to allow dynamic execution of code on the trusted hardware without compromising its integrity.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Dick
Principal Scientist
8059666157
radick@anacapasciences.com

Business Contact:

Douglas H. Harris
Chairman
8059666157
dharris@anacapasciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ANACAPA SCIENCES, INC.
301 East Carrillo Street 2FL P. O. Box 519 Santa Barbara, CA 93102

EIN/Tax ID: 952621814
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No