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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0427
Agency Tracking Number: O053-A10-2091
Amount: $99,823.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD05-A10
Solitcitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
3000 Kent Avenue, Purdue Technology Center, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
Duns: 149171303
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Bryant
 Principal Investigator
 (765) 775-1004
Business Contact
 W. Wroblewski
Title: Project Manager
Phone: (765) 775-1004
Research Institution
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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