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An Armored Data Vault.
Technical Report TR2001-400,
Department of Computer Science,
June 1, 2001.
Senior Honors Thesis. Advisor: Sean Smith.
We consider the problem of secure long-term archiving of network
traffic, an instance of the problem of storing data securely. We
approach the problem using secure hardware, which enables the
enforcement of flexible access policy. The policy cannot be
circumvented by anyone, even insiders, and so we are assured that
access to the data is as originally intended. The policy can be
expressed as any feasible computation, as it will be checked inside
the secure hardware without possibility of interference. We discuss
our design of a device to perform such network data archiving and have
implemented a prototpe device. We discuss other possible application
areas of the design.
Iliev Smith 2002