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Improving "Trusting the Edge" Through Cryptographic Key Hiding

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83032
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-I13-1120
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARXAN RESEARCH, INC.
3000 Kent Avenue Purdue Technology Center West Lafayette, IN 47906
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Improving "Trusting the Edge" Through Cryptographic Key Hiding
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-07-M-8131
Award Amount: $99,593.00
 

Abstract:

The Security to the Edge strategy identifies a growth area in the development technologies to enable Trusting the Edge; particularly, two research areas are specified: i) hardening an edge node against physical attack; and ii) facilitating the ability of an edge node to monitor and communicate the state of its integrity. The thrust of this proposal is twofold: i) to describe a technique for hiding cryptographic keys in software---including the development of stealthy encryption/decryption techniques; and ii) to build on this capability to implement a challenge/response mechanism for the purposes of i) improving resistance to a class of physical attack (i.e. replay attacks); and ii) interrogating/evaluating an edge node for its status/integrity.

Principal Investigator:

John Rice
Principal Investigator
7657751004
jrice@arxan.com

Business Contact:

John Abernethy
President
7657751004
jabernethy@arxan.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARXAN RESEARCH, INC.
3000 Kent Avenue Purdue Technology Center West Lafayette, IN 47906

EIN/Tax ID: 371491384
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No