Anti-Forensics as a Countermeasure to Software Piracy and Reverse Engineering

Period of Performance: 08/14/2008 - 08/14/2010

$750K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Pikewerks Corp.
105 A Church Street
Madison, AL 35758
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Anti-Forensics is the art and practice of obscuring data storage, transmission, and execution in such a way that it remains hidden from even a professional, dedicated examiner. Pikewerks has identified a number of additional anti-forensic research areas that would significantly enhance the confidentiality and integrity of executable code, data, and cryptographic materials. This includes novel out-of-band storage and transmission techniques that will dramatically increase the level of effort required to fully identify, understand, and reverse-engineer.