Twister: An Anti-Tamper Meta-Protection Approach

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0185
Agency Tracking Number: A052-150-2123
Amount: $69,316.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-150
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
9971 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
DUNS: 052062833
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Dahlman
 Computer Scientist
 (952) 829-5864
 edahlman@atcorp.com
Business Contact
 Kenneth Thurber
Title: President
Phone: (952) 829-5864
Email: kthurber@atcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
As warfare becomes more technology bound there is a growing threat of misappropriation of software that could disable or hinder US military activities. Twister provides a theoretically sound mechanism for combining anti-tamper technology in a manner that is resistant to both patching and analysis. This approach makes the individual elimination of applied protections significantly more expensive. Twister leverages a number of other ATC technologies most notably ATC's Tornado, an automatic source-code obfuscator.

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