CryptoMove continues development on data protection service as DHS extends contract


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) and the DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program are leveraging their funding mechanisms to further develop a critical cybersecurity technology from Oakland-based start-up CryptoMove, Inc.

According to the announcement, CryptoMove’s moving target data protection product safeguards information with dynamic movement, fragmentation, mutation and re-encryption techniques on edge devices like small unmanned aerial systems and on enterprise systems like cloud computing. CryptoMove recently completed all four SVIP phases and successfully demonstrated its cybersecurity capability on a sUAS platform for the U.S. Border Patrol. With support from the Custom and Border Protection’s (CBP) Innovation Team (INVNT), CryptoMove has now been awarded an SBIR Phase III contract to continue testing its capability with CBP’s Office of Information Technology in their enterprise network.

“We are excited to see this type of additional engagement emerge from the good work of the SVIP portfolio companies,” says Melissa Oh, S&T’s SVIP Managing Director. “The goal of the SVIP program is to share these solutions and establish these types of relationships.”

The move to a SBIR Phase III contract gives CryptoMove an opportunity to expand implementation of its solution within DHS while providing CBP expanded capabilities and more procurement flexibility.

“With further development, the CryptoMove software has the potential to significantly enhance CBP’s cybersecurity platform,” notes Jeremy Ocheltree, CBP INVNT’s Acting Deputy Director. “This transition to a SBIR Phase III will continue the development of the software, and we anticipate a product that will not only benefit CBP, but potentially other DHS stakeholders as well.”

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