Onion Layered Protections

Period of Performance: 08/04/2003 - 05/04/2003


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

IP Vigil
777 29th Street, Suite 201
Boulder, CO 80303
Principal Investigator


Valuable DoD codes are not threated by sleep and date deprived teenage crackers... instead, they will be attacked by tiger teams of cryptographers, mathematicians, and coders. Clearly, state-of-the-art techniques are needed. We propose multi-layered, tailorable combinations of anti-debugging, obfuscation, and cryptographic protections. Commercial software vendors are estimated to lose $14B a year to piracy. This effort will result in sophisticated, integrated techniques for protecting the US software industry.