Mobile Security R&D Guide Released

Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 04:04 PM gHale

Mobile devices continue to grow in everyday usage in the workplace and as the technologies become more ubiquitous, attackers also jump in and fairly easily leverage any kinds of holes they find.

That is why a new guide released introducing the technology projects, goals and objectives for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) mobile security R&D program.

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“Mobile technologies are evolving rapidly to meet increasing consumer demand and in parallel technology developers are evolving and improving their technologies to maintain a competitive edge,” said Dr. Douglas Maughan, director of S&T’s Cyber Security Division. “The high adoption rate of mobile devices, apps and services by consumers and government departments has made the technologies a new target for attackers, who are taking advantage of this rapid pace of change to pinpoint vulnerabilities and introduce malware into the mobile ecosystem.”

The Mobile Security R&D Program was established to address the technical, operational and policy challenges that inhibit the adoption of secure mobile technologies.

Its goals are to apply R&D to:
• Enable the mobile workforce to support the homeland security mission
• Enable mission success through effective, efficient and secure mobile technologies 

“As the adoption of mobile technology by the federal government and the private sector accelerates, the S&T Mobile Security R&D Program is helping to secure these innovative technologies through targeted R&D that addresses security gaps and barriers,” said S&T Mobile Security R&D Program Manager Vincent Sritapan. “This guide will raise awareness about the program within the federal government and the private sector and create opportunities to transition these new technologies to operational use.” 

The 2018 Mobile Security Research and Development (R&D) Program Guide features an in-depth overview of the Mobile Security R&D Program strategy as well as summaries of the program’s two project areas: Mobile Device Security and Mobile Application Security.

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