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NEWS | March 31, 2023

GAPS: Guaranteed Architecture for Physical Security

Project Lead:  Dr. Matthew Wilding                                                            

Sponsoring Organization:  DARPA


Project Synopsis:  The goal of GAPS is to develop hardware security and software architectures with provable security interfaces that physically isolate high-risk transactions during system design and system build, and track whether these protections are physically enforced at run-time. GAPS aims to substantially lower the barrier to safely enabling high-risk transactions, thus allowing for: faster computer-to-computer transactions; spatial isolation that reduces the need for ultimately insufficient software partitioning solutions (i.e., hypervisors); and more complex missions, without putting sensitive data at risk.