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Secure Email Agent Using the Domain Name System (DNS) as a Trust Infrastructure

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contract: 70NANB14H290
Agency Tracking Number: 005-02.03-2015
Amount: $300,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-08-31
Small Business Information
708 Lakeview Drive
Lakewood, NJ 08701
United States
DUNS: 869458716
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan  Grier
 (410) 220-0962
Business Contact
 Jonathan Grier
Phone: (410) 220-0962
Research Institution

Although protocols for securing email have been available for over twenty years, these protocols, by nature of their use of asymmetric cryptography, require users to have the public key or certificate of the correspondents. Grier Forensics will develop technology to use the Domain Name System (DNS) to distribute certificates and keys, making email secure, authenticated, and confidential, curbing the losses from phishing attacks and allowing people to use email as a simple, readily available means of trustworthy communication.

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