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Andrew Tolmach, Computer Science faculty, has received a contract to participate in a multi-institutional research project entitled Advanced New Hardware Optimized for Policy Enforcement. The project explores the use of novel hardware-level tagging mechan
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Posted: May 29, 2018

Andrew Tolmach, Computer Science faculty, has received a contract to participate in a multi-institutional research project entitled Advanced New Hardware Optimized for Policy Enforcement. The project explores the use of novel hardware-level tagging mechanisms to perform security monitoring and provide flexible and efficient protection against common software vulnerabilities. Tolmach's team will focus on the design, implementation, and verification of languages for specifying security policies that can be enforced by tagging. The PSU contract, funded under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s System Security Integrated Through Hardware and Firmware program via Draper Laboratories, has an expected total value of $638,000 over 40 months. Other collaborating academic institutions include the University of Pennsylvania and French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation Paris-Rocquencourt.