Cloud Based Secure Handhelds for Missions requiring Mobility

Period of Performance: 05/17/2017 - 05/16/2019

$750K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Metronome Software, LLC
25241 Paseo De Alicia Ste 200
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Firm POC, Principal Investigator

Abstract

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.