GalaSec: Automatic, Mutating, Network Security and Trust

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$407,181.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-11-C-0070
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4566
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-032
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
Pikewerks Corporation
105 A Church Street, Madison, AL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
152119025
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Creekmore
Research Engineer
(256) 325-0010
jonathan.creekmore@pikewerks.com
Business Contact:
Sandy Ring
President and Founder
(256) 325-0010
sandy.ring@pikewerks.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Security in and trust of sensitive information communication has been a critical issue as long as humans have been sending messages, but the increasing reliance on computer networks to transmit sensitive information has brought these matters to the forefront like never before. Old methods of trusted couriers and sealed envelopes are no longer sufficient for todays complex networks where the integrity of paths and destinations cannot be assured. Numerous solutions have been proposed to address these issues, but few have proven effective or tractable, and fewer still have proven to be both. Leveraging its experience in information security, anti-tamper, and data protection, Pikewerks proposes to extend GalaSec, its distributed security and trust system. GalaSec is effective at preventing unauthorized access to sensitive data as it flows across networks, supports integration into existing environments, and provides peers with the ability to verify remote trust across a wide array of platforms and environments. This system will advance the state of the art in secure communication and remote attestation by enhancing cipher key rotation/mutation and remote attestation technology. Following the completion of Phase II, GalaSec will be a TRL 6 product on its way to deployment in real-world applications.

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