Galois has been awarded a $6.2 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract to test the privacy of systems for DARPA’s Brandeis program.
The Galois-led Testing and Modeling of Brandeis Artifacts team comprised of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Maryland College Park, Hebrew University and Charles River Analytics will work on the project, Galois said Feb.18.
Galois added the TAMBA project will also include a test of Brandeis’ performance and utility and consider how human behavior or attitude toward data could affect Brandeis’ effectiveness.
The team plans to use the Knowledge-Based Measurement Framework, a set of parameters that work to track private data leaks from the system and measure the damage they cause.
“Every day we knowingly and unknowingly contribute data to applications and systems that claim to be privacy preserving… but for which there are limited means to measure true privacy levels and user privacy expectations,” said Stephen Magill, Galois software analysis research head.
“TAMBA will build the analysis techniques and tools necessary to formally check whether the privacy controls offered by a system match user expectations.”
The TAMBA team will disseminate theories and tools gained from the research to develop an open source software, Galois said.