It was announced by The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate that it has awarded a $1.2 million contract to Rockville, Md.-based Intelligent Automation, Inc. to execute work on mobile security research in device layer protection.
DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Dr. Reginald Brothers said, “Ensuring that mobile devices used across the public and private sector are secure is a priority for S&T. This project will provide an innovative solution for protecting mobile devices from malicious activity.”
Intelligent Automation, Inc. will administer a software security solution called TRUsted Monitor and Protection for the multicore Advanced RISC Machines (ARM) platform to impair a potential attacker’s ability to infiltrate existing and future mobile devices.
Cyber Security Division MDS Program Manager, Vincent Sritapan said, “Mobile devices are used daily by the majority of our society, including the federal government, to conduct its mission. As the number of smart devices grows, the threat to mobility will only increase. S&T’s MDS R&D program will strive to create technology that takes a layered approach to securing the government’s mobile devices against current and emerging threats.”