Hardware-assisted Software Anti-Tamper

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-8115
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-IA7-1250
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD06-IA7
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Small Business Information
GRAMMATECH, INC.
317 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
603978321
Principal Investigator:
Colin Van Dyke
Senior Scientist
(607) 273-7340
colin@grammatech.com
Business Contact:
Ray Teitelbaum
CEO
(607) 273-7340
tt@grammatech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Defense research and development is increasingly using software to perform critical roles. It is important that these assests be protected. Great progress has been made in providing in-band protection of software, including on-going work at GrammaTech. However, strong protection requires defensive measures at both the hardware and software levels. By adding additional reconfigurable hardware components to a system, a reverse engineer is confronted with additional devices to decipher, more hardware requirements for analysis, and the added complexity of additional inter-device communication to understand. We expect our Phase I effort to result in a prototype that will: (1) identify portions of a software executable that can be translated to an FPGA hardware environment; (2) perform sound binary-to-binary transformations to lift software algorithms out of a sensitive program and onto an FPGA.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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