Security Amplification Through Data Splitting: Achieving High Security Using Moderately Secure Hardware

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,823.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-06-C-0427
Award Id:
78650
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-A10-2091
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3000 Kent Avenue, Purdue Technology Center, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
149171303
Principal Investigator:
Eric Bryant
Principal Investigator
(765) 775-1004
ebryant@arxan.com
Business Contact:
W. Wroblewski
Project Manager
(765) 775-1004
rob@arxan.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
For this project, we will research novel data-splitting techniques that can be used on COTS hardware to achieve similar effects as a specialized security processor, without relying upon expensive cryptographic operations. This is achieved through the technique of data splitting, and the use of k copies of the same moderately secure COTS hardware (where k is at least 2, and can be increased to increase the resulting security). If the probability of compromise of the data in the COTS hardware is p, then the probability of compromise of the proposed system is p^k because it is now necessary to completely compromise every one of the k copies to obtain the secret encryption keys or otherwise compromise the secret data.

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