Improving "Trusting the Edge" Through Cryptographic Key Hiding

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,593.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-8131
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-I13-1120
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD06-I13
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Small Business Information
ARXAN RESEARCH, INC.
3000 Kent Avenue, Purdue Technology Center, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
149171303
Principal Investigator:
John Rice
Principal Investigator
(765) 775-1004
jrice@arxan.com
Business Contact:
John Abernethy
President
(765) 775-1004
jabernethy@arxan.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Security to the Edge strategy identifies a growth area in the development technologies to enable Trusting the Edge; particularly, two research areas are specified: i) hardening an edge node against physical attack; and ii) facilitating the ability of an edge node to monitor and communicate the state of its integrity. The thrust of this proposal is twofold: i) to describe a technique for hiding cryptographic keys in software---including the development of stealthy encryption/decryption techniques; and ii) to build on this capability to implement a challenge/response mechanism for the purposes of i) improving resistance to a class of physical attack (i.e. replay attacks); and ii) interrogating/evaluating an edge node for its status/integrity.

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