CyberChaff at Reed College

Formaltech, a Galois subsidiary, and Reed are excited to celebrate CyberChaff’s first month of service at Reed. Formaltech’s CyberChaff allows you to deploy low-cost, secure decoy hosts on a network. The hosts alert administrators when an attacker is detected while also slowing down key steps in the attacker’s workflow. In March, Galois and Formaltech engineers installed CyberChaff on a core Reed network during Reed’s Spring Break, and have been slowly expanding the CyberChaff presence since then. During this period, Reed has been able to use CyberChaff to detect and address anomalies on their network.

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Galois Launches Election Technology Spinoff: Free & Fair To Enable Verifiable, Transparent and Secure Elections

Portland, OR  – Galois today announced the launch of Free & Fair, a pioneering election technology company that offers high assurance, open source software and systems that enable truly verifiable, transparent and secure elections. Free & Fair intends to fundamentally change the way election technology is created and deployed, reducing costs for taxpayers while allowing […]

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Galois Awarded $1.7 Million DHS Contract To Combat DDoS Attacks

Galois today announced it has been awarded a $1.7 million contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to create technology that is capable of defending against large and sophisticated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. The contract is part of the DHS S&T Cyber Security Division’s larger Distributed Denial of Service Defenses (DDoSD) program.

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Galois Awarded DARPA Subcontract to Strengthen Supply Chain Protection of Electronic Components

Galois has been awarded a sub-contract by SRI International under a DARPA program to protect against counterfeit electronic components and associated security concerns by introducing low-cost secure authentication components in the hardware supply chain. The contract was awarded as part of DARPA’s Supply Chain Hardware Integrity for Electronics Defense (SHIELD) program. Building upon Galois’ 15-year history developing defensive cybersecurity technologies, Galois’ effort will focus on cryptography, secure network protocols, and authentication.

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Galois Awarded $6.3M DARPA Contract To Research Private Data As A Service

Portland, OR – December 07, 2015 – Galois today announced that its Jana project has been selected for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Brandeis program – an ambitious effort to unlock the full potential of big data while protecting the privacy of data as it is shared and analyzed across the government, enterprise and […]

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Tozny Awarded NIST Grant To Secure IoT-Enabled Smart Homes And Transit Systems

Amid growing concerns that IoT devices are inherently vulnerable to attacks that could compromise users’ information privacy and security, Galois today announced that it has been awarded a $1.86 million NIST National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) grant to build a secure data storage system that enables next-generation IoT capabilities without sacrificing privacy. Galois’ authentication and mobile security subsidiary, Tozny, will serve as the technical lead for the NSTIC pilot program.

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Fuse Analyzer Addresses App Crash Risk With Android 6.0

The newest version of Android (Android 6.0 Marshmallow) introduces a significant change in the way mobile apps handle permissions – a change that can cause applications to crash if developers do not test to see if the apps handle permissions properly. To address this app crash risk, Galois today announced the release of Fuse Analyzer: Permissions – a new tool capability that will, among other things, enable Android developers to pinpoint the changes they need to make, for their apps to work on Android 6 properly. Fuse Analyzer is part of Galois’ DARPA-funded tool developed for security analysts to evaluate Android app security.

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Galois to speak before the San Francisco Elections Commission

Dr Joseph Kiniry, Galois’s election systems expert, will be speaking before the Elections Commission of San Francisco today on open source software and the benefits it will bring to elections technology.  Dr. Kiniry will also touch on the barriers that have kept open software from manifesting in the elections world until now. The Elections Commission […]

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Invited talk: Applying Satisfiability to the Analysis of Cryptography

Dr. Aaron Tomb, research lead in Software Correctness at Galois, delivered the invited talk last Friday, Sept 25, 2015 at SAT 2015, the International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing. In the talk Dr. Tomb walked through the properties of cryptographic code that are within the reach of existing solvers, and described some of the tools in applying SAT solvers to cryptographic algorithms.

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