Galois spinout, thatDot, has exciting news to share! They’ve launched the world’s first real-time anomaly detector for categorical data to speed the development of cybersecurity and network optimization solutions. Customers are finding anomalous usage and identifying misconfigured network routing by analyzing the non-numeric data in their Cloud infrastructure logs; file names, user IDs, IP addresses, […]
Transitioning from testbeds to ships: an experience study in deploying the TIPPERS Internet of Things platform to the US Navy
Our DARPA Brandeis program work focused on technologies for assuring privacy of individuals while enabling organizations to make critical decisions using their sensitive data. This paper describes the collaborative effort between nine institutions and the Naval Information Warfare Center to deploy this kind of capability using a shipboard Internet of Things during a Navy exercise.
“In July, 2019, the Galois team, with Dodds as its lead programmer, successfully rendered Benaloh’s math as a software package that other developers could use to integrate end-to-end verification into actual voting systems. To facilitate its adoption by venders, ElectionGuard was uploaded to GitHub, a Microsoft-owned online repository for open-source software. Open source allows anyone […]
The Oregon-based verifiable systems firm Galois is designing the voting system. And Darpa wants you to know: Its endgame goes way beyond securing the vote. The agency hopes to use voting machines as a model system for developing a secure hardware platform—meaning that the group is designing all the chips that go into a computer […]
“We are providing the source code specifications, tests, and actually even providing participants at DEF CON with an easy way of actually putting their own malicious software into [the devices],” explains Daniel Zimmerman, principal researcher with Galois, a DARPA contractor working on the project. “We’re not daring them but actually helping them break this.”
In an effort to improve confidence in elections, Microsoft announced Monday that it is releasing an open-source software development kit called ElectionGuard that will use encryption techniques to let voters know when their vote is counted. It will also allow election officials and third parties to verify election results to make sure there was no […]
From the article: The CAVES program employs automated reasoning to identify central problems in cryptographic designs early in the design phase, he said. “If you’re exploring a wide variety of possible algorithms … you will quickly rule out the ones that might have security issues,” he added. “You get the benefits of higher security and […]
“As embedded software developers, the tools we rely on must provide us with low-level control of the functionality and performance of the systems we build. There must be an ability to manipulate hardware registers to write device drivers, and we must be certain that no runtime system will interrupt our tasks and lead to missed […]
Kiniry is leading a team that has just been awarded a $4.5 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop tools and methodologies for designing secure CPUs. The project — Balancing Evaluation of System Security Properties with Industrial Needs (BESSPIN) — will develop security metrics and a framework for making decisions about […]
Once the suite of tools has been developed and tested, Galois aims to help integrate the workbench into government security frameworks. The company also plans to provide the workbench to industry partners that develop their own encryption software.