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News Release: S&T Announces Four SBIR Awards to Secure Mobile Device Firmware

Four small technology firms were awarded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to create solutions that will automate analysis of mobile technology firmware at scale and identify vulnerabilities and prepositioned cyber-threats.

News Release: S&T Pilot Project Helps Secure First Responder Apps From Cyberattacks

A pilot project by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) resulted in the successful remediation of potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in mobile applications (apps) used by the nation’s public-safety professionals, supporting the creation of an on-going mobile app-testing program.

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The Securing Mobile Applications for First Responders report describes a mobile application (app) pilot testing program designed to serve a public safety purpose. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, and Kryptowire LLC, an S&T performer, collaborated to identify security vulnerabilities and privacy issues important for public safety users and to recruit app developers to participate in testing and evaluation. This report describes findings from the testing, feedback from the developers who participated in the pilot, technical and program-level lessons learned, and recommended next steps. 

Cyber Tip: Become Cyber Savvy... Quick Tips for Mobile Security

Mobile security is the protection of smart devices and the networks the devices connect to from threats and vulnerabilities. DHS S&T's Cyber Security Division Mobile Security Program Manager Vincent Sritapan shares how you can protect your mobile devices.

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