Advancing the Capabilities and Deployment of Functional Encryption

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-M-0363
Agency Tracking Number: N12A-025-0028
Amount: $149,936.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N12A-T025
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Small Business Information
4506 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD, -
DUNS: 078402680
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Green
 Chief Technology Officer
 (410) 861-0344
Business Contact
 Susan Waters
Title: Managing Member
Phone: (614) 572-4746
Research Institution
 Southwest Research Institute
 Sandra G Dykes
 6220 Culebra Rd
San Antonio, TX, 78238-
 (210) 522-3329
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
In recent years, a new opportunity for protecting encrypted data has risen. Functional Encryption (FE) provides an entirely new vision of encrypting data. Instead of encrypting to individual users, in a functional encryption system, one can use FE to describe a policy of how to share data based on a user's credentials or attributes. While recent research has significantly advanced the capabilities and understanding of Functional Encryption, there are notable gaps to making Functional Encryption ready for practical deployment in protecting current data-at-rest encryption systems. Current issues include: resistance to tampering attacks, sharing across organizational domains, key revocation, efficiency for mobile and low power devices, and software assurance. Our proposal gives a new vision to solving these problems with a plan that combines cryptographic research and software development. Notably, our company, Zeutro, was co-founded Dr. Brent Waters one of the co-inventors of functional encryption and our research organization team includes the other inventor, Dr. Amit Sahai.

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