DARPA: Resilient Anonymous Communication for Everyone (RACE)

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 23:29:52 PDT 2019


The Resilient Anonymous Communication for Everyone (RACE) program
will research technologies for a distributed messaging system that
can: a) exist completely within a given network, b) provide
confidentiality, integrity, and availability of messaging, and c)
preserve privacy to any participant in the system. Compromised
system data and associated networked communications should not be
helpful for compromising any additional parts of the system. RACE
advances will be based on rigorous security arguments, such as those
found in the academic cryptography community or statistical arguments
based on realistic simulations. RACE will seek to create advances
in communication protocol encapsulation methods as well as efficient,
oblivious, distributed system tasking to build a system that is
resistant to attack, even with limited participant compromises and
largescale, real-time deep packet inspection. The program will
further seek to explore approaches to preserving privacy, such as
secure multiparty computation and obfuscated communication protocols.

The goal of the RACE program is to create a system capable of
avoiding large-scale compromise. As such, RACE research efforts
will explore: 1) preventing compromised information from being
useful for identifying any of the system nodes because all such
information is encrypted on the nodes at all times, even during
computation; and 2) preventing communications compromise by virtue
of obfuscating communication protocols.

>From Siri to Tor to NIST and so much more...
DARPA, NSA, In-q-tel... deep in the game.

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