SPOT - Software Protection and Obfuscation Toolset

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-06-C-8054
Award Id:
76570
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-0445
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
580 VALLEY WAY, MILPITAS, CA, 95035
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
106707370
Principal Investigator:
SanthoshCheeniyil
VP Engineering
(408) 262-2615
santhosh@avendasys.com
Business Contact:
KrishnaPrabhakar
CEO
(408) 262-2615
krishna@avendasys.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The DoD and commercial software companies have made significant investment in software. In the DoD context, these high value applications provide significant technological advantage over our adversaries. It is of paramount importance to protect these applications from reverse engineering, theft or other malicious tampering. We propose a hybridized system called Software Protection and Obfuscation Toolset (SPOT), which provides multiple layers of defense against malicious reverse engineering attacks. The techniques proposed in SPOT provide defenses against both static and dynamic analysis of application binaries. This hybridized approach consisting of code obfuscation, encryption and tamper-proofing will provide an effective deterrent against reverse engineering attacks. Applications protected by the SPOT system can be deployed in hostile environments where the host and the user cannot be trusted. We expect this product to be a major component of the "third leg" to the information assurance triad, namely, the application-centric approach to protecting important DoD software. Our past experience in commercializing SBIR projects, and the experience gained from designing and implementing SPOT will help us to release a commercially viable product in Phase III.

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