Trusted Data Distribution with Privacy Protection and QoS through Auditable Anonymity

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66001-09-M-1001
Agency Tracking Number: O081-IA5-4078
Amount: $99,977.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD08-IA5
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
301 East Carrillo Street 2FL, P. O. Box 519, Santa Barbara, CA, 93102
DUNS: 053859526
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Dick
 Principal Scientist
 (805) 966-6157
 radick@anacapasciences.com
Business Contact
 Douglas Harris
Title: Chairman & Principal Scientist
Phone: (805) 966-6157
Email: dharris@anacapasciences.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Currently deployed network security solutions focus on protecting authenticity and integrity, but NOT privacy and anonymity. And, current anonymity technology cannot be leveraged to rectify this situation for net-centric warfare infrastructures like GIG because it does not support highly dynamic services effectively. Also, no existing anonymous systems support vital, enterprise-class features such as QoS and pseudonymity via secure logging. “Bluemoon”, however, is an entirely new, privacy-preserving architecture that leverages innovative anonymous “hook” technology to solve these challenges. A recently developed Bluemoon prototype already provides full unobservability and unlinkability for both data sources and destinations, as well as greater security and flexibility than any current-generation offering in the field. The proposed SBIR research will yield a version of Bluemoon, dubbed “Enterprise Bluemoon”, that includes enhancements in QoS and secure logging, and provides a total solution for preserving privacy and anonymity in high assurance, dynamic networks. This proposal describes: (a) the existing research that has gone into creating Bluemoon technology and building the initial prototype (which already meets many of the requirements for a Phase II product) and (b) the enhancements we will develop to effect Enterprise Bluemoon, which addresses all five of the IA gaps identified in the QDR.

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