Security and Privacy Assurance Research (SPAR)

Program Information

IARPA-BAA-11-01
IARPA Day Poster

IARPA started the Security and Privacy Assurance Research (SPAR) Program in 2011, building on the past IARPA Automatic Privacy Protection (APP) Program. SPAR’s program goals are to develop 1) prototype implementations of efficient cryptographic protocols for querying a database that keep the query confidential, yet still allow the database owner to determine if the query is authorized and, if so, return only those records that match it; 2) prototype implementations of efficient cryptographic protocols for subscribing to topics in a stream of documents such that the subscription is kept confidential and only the matching documents are delivered; and 3) efficient homomorphic encryption techniques to implement queries on encrypted data.

Related Program(s)

Research Area(s)

  • Secure multi-party computation
  • Private information retrieval
  • Privacy & civil liberties protections

Related Publications

To access SPAR program-related publications, please enter the following into a Google Scholar search query: "D11PC20201 OR D11PC20194 OR D11PC20202 OR FA-8721-05-C-0002 OR D12PC00522 OR D11PC20199 OR D11PC20200 OR D11PC20195 OR D12PC00520 OR D11PC20196"