GaloisÂ seeks submissions to two benchmark challenges that work to support the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s efforts to prevent software reverse engineering.
Submissions should describe existing theories or new approaches to identify security vulnerabilities in program obfuscation technology, Galois said Monday.
One challenge focuses on order-revealing encryption while the other targetsÂ point-function obfuscation, with both security benchmarks based onÂ cryptographic multi-linear maps.
TheÂ challenges are part of a $5.6 million contract that DARPA awarded to a Galois-led team under the SafeWare program that seeks to assess the performance and security of program obfuscation techniques used to protect intellectual property.
The Galois-ledÂ SafeWare test, assessment, research prototype, infrastructure and literature overview team includesÂ Invincea, University of Bristol and the University of California in Los Angeles.
“These benchmark challenges and the STARPILOT project will support efforts to provide provably-secure protection of sensitive intellectual property and algorithmic information in software that is vulnerable to theft or malicious alteration,” saidÂ Dave Archer, principal researcher at Galois and STARPILOT lead.