Anti-Forensics as a Countermeasure to Software Piracy and Reverse Engineering

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-C-1459
Agency Tracking Number: O072-I03-1015
Amount: $1,290,020.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD07-I03
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
PIKEWERKS CORP.
105 A Church Street, Madison, AL, 35758
DUNS: 152119025
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Irby Thompson
 Research Engineer
 (256) 325-0010
 irby.thompson@pikewerks.com
Business Contact
 Michael Ring
Title: COO/CFO
Phone: (256) 325-0010
Email: michael.ring@pikewerks.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Anti-Forensics is the art and practice of obscuring data storage, transmission, and execution in such a way that it remains hidden from even a professional, dedicated examiner. Pikewerks has identified a number of additional anti-forensic research areas that would significantly enhance the confidentiality and integrity of executable code, data, and cryptographic materials. This includes novel out-of-band storage and transmission techniques that will dramatically increase the level of effort required to fully identify, understand, and reverse-engineer.

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