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Practical Roots of Trust for Mobile Devices

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HSHQDC-13-R-00032-H-SB013.2-002-0016-I
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB013.2-002
Solicitation Number:
HSHQDC-13-R-00032
Small Business Information
Galois, Inc.
421 SW Sixth Suite 300 Portland, OR 97204-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Practical Roots of Trust for Mobile Devices
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-13-C-00100
Award Amount: $99,963.20
 

Abstract:

To meet the critical security needs of the Department of Homeland Security and others, we propose two methods for providing a secure root of trust for mobile devices. One method is designed to integrate as easily into existing systems, while the other requires deeper integration but provides correspondingly stronger security. The keys to our work are practicality and integration: practicality to ensure our system applies to current and nearterm mobile devices, and integration to allow for a smooth transition path to mobile device manufacturers. In the proposal we describe not only the technical path to implementation for these two approaches, but also the business, legal, and political steps required to bring root of trust technology to market. Once in place, root of trust technology can be used as a strong basis for implementing other key mobile security solutions, such as secure data at rest, secure data in transit, secure authentication, and mobile device management.

Principal Investigator:

Adam C. Wick
(503) 626-6616
awick@galois.com

Business Contact:

Anne Marie McClaran
annemarie@galois.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Galois, Inc.
421 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 300 Portland, OR 97204-1662

EIN/Tax ID: 931278540
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No