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Cloud Based Secure Handhelds for Missions requiring Mobility

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-17-C-00013
Agency Tracking Number: DHS SBIR-2016.OATS-16.OATS-004-0001-II
Amount: $749,930.89
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 16.OATS-004
Solicitation Number: DHS SBIR-2016.OATS
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-05-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-05-16
Small Business Information
LAGUNA HILLS, CA 92653-4643
United States
DUNS: 803826465
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 (949) 273-5190
Business Contact
Phone: (949) 273-5190
Research Institution

Mobile devices have become the predominant commercial and enterprise product for consumers
to access the Internet, and these Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors are at risk from
adversarial cyber attacks. DHS S&T's NGFR Apex program is currently using mobile, net-enabled
sensors to connect their First Responders. Metronome Software proposes to utilize its
eCLOAK (AFRL SBIR Phase II) technology, while also integrating Enterprise MDM products
from its other team members, to develop the SENsor Secure Enterprise Infrastructure (SENSEI).
SENSEI will provide the security overlay and device management system for NGFR.
Using eCLOAK, sysadmins provision Android-based mobile devices to end-users, and
system health checks are run on the device (they can be scheduled). The metrics gathered from
the health checks are sent back to the server where they are analyzed against established policies
that dictate a range of expected behavior. Should any device report an anomaly, the threat is
weighed and action is taken. This provides a secure method of device and application
attestation, authentication and integrity checks. Metronome's team members, MobileIron Inc.
and KryptoWire LLC provide additional MDM and privacy analysis capabilities.
Altogether, the proposed capabilities integrated into SENSEI and applied to NGFR will
provide the Government the solution to defend its sensor network and other smart, net-enabled
IoT devices in the future, such as: wearables, sensory aids, drones, municipal devices (such as
cameras), and even transportation.

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