DARPA Explores New Computing Architectures to Deliver Verifiable Data Assurances

Modern computing systems must be able to communicate with other systems, including those with different security requirements.

To create scalable solutions that provide safe, verifiable methods of tracking information and communications between systems, DARPA launched the Guaranteed Architecture for Physical Security program.

The goal of GAPS is to develop hardware and software architectures that can provide physically provable guarantees around high-risk transactions, or where data moves between systems of different security levels.

DARPA wants to ensure that these transactions are isolated and that the systems they move across are enabled with the necessary data security assertions.

The new hardware components and interfaces are designed to provide system designers with a library of hardware tools to securely isolate data during transactions.

Finally, the integration and validation of the hardware and software architectures on DoD systems could be used to demonstrate the capability and maturity of the GAPS approach for the kinds of problems DoD system integrators currently face, and expect to see in the future.

The verifiable security properties created under GAPS may also help create safer commercial systems that could be used for preserving proprietary information and protecting consumer privacy.

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