Data Encryption utilizing Access Policies (DEAP)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-M-0368
Agency Tracking Number: N12A-025-0129
Amount: $79,905.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N12A-T025
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Small Business Information
Architecture Technology Corporation
9977 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, -
DUNS: 052062833
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ryan Marotz
 R&D Engineer
 (952) 829-5864
 rmarotz@atcorp.com
Business Contact
 Kenneth Thurber
Title: President
Phone: (952) 829-5864
Email: kthurber@atcorp.com
Research Institution
 Arizona State University
 Avery Wright
 PO Box 876011
Tempe, AZ, 85287-6011
 (480) 727-7983
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The Navy and Marine Corps currently protect their Data-at-Rest (DAR) storage using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) encryption technology. PKI protects data based on a single security key pair allowing only a single individual to decrypt the data; thus making it unsuitable for an environment where multiple individuals, satisfying an access policy, would be able to decrypt the data. Therefore, Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) and Arizona State University (ASU) propose the Data Encryption utilizing Access Policies (DEAP) product which leverages Attribute-Based Encryption (ABE) to encrypt data based on access policies rather than individual key pairs. DEAP will be designed to work in coordination with existing DAR products to automatically protect data stored on any device (e.g. local hard drives, portable USB media, and network storage).

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