Bastille Networks Will Perform IoT Testing for DHS IoT Security Program

October 3, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $199,680 to Bastille Networks, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia. Under the Phase 4 award of S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program’s (SVIP’s) “Security for the Internet of Things” solicitation, the company will provide its Internet of Things (IoT) security solution, which will enable system administrators to gain real-time situational awareness of threats on connected devices, according to the agency.

"As the number of connected devices grows, threats to IoT are increasing as bad actors find new ways to access valuable data," a DHS statement reported. "Bastille’s sensors collect radio frequency (RF) emission data from devices and send it to Bastille for machine-learning processing, enrichment and assessment, including recognizing and localizing cyber threats, which enable security teams to neutralize threats before harm is done."

IIn previous phases of the SVIP, Bastille surveyed wireless protocols used in critical infrastructure applications, such as power plants and water treatment facilities, to identify existing and missing protocols. In the fourth and final phase, the company will focus on implementing product features and enhancements to ready its solution for deployment to a DHS candidate site, improve functional usability for commercialization and identify future use cases for IoT monitoring.

“While the interconnection of IoT devices brings many benefits, security concerns continue to rise. We are excited to see the final development of Bastille’s technology to provide security by monitoring the RF and cellular spectrum and identifying potential IoT-related threats,” said Anil John, SVIP Technical Director.

 

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