Privoro's SafeCaseTM to reduce smartphone operational risk and drive greater mobile productivity for the Air Force
Chandler, Arizona, Apr 23, 2019 -- Privoro, a leading provider of mobile hardware security solutions, has received a mobile security prototyping contract with the United States Air Force’s innovation arm. AFRL and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) process in an attempt to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of innovative small businesses and decrease bureaucratic overhead. Beginning in June 2018, and through 3 repeat calls for ideas a year, the Air Force has begun offering "Special" SBIR topics that are faster, leaner and open to a broader range of innovations.
Working together through this innovative prototyping contract, AFWERX engaged Privoro to demonstrate two capabilities addressing government mobile security and productivity issues with its hardware root of trust=based moble security platform, SafeCase.
First, Privoro will integrate SafeCase "anti-surveillance" features, which prevent mobile espionage by securely masking microphones and blocking cameras on smartphones, with the Air Force’s Mobile Device Management system, providing government smartpone users improved 32/7 operational security.
Second, the "Blue Force Tracking" capability will demonstrate allowing the Air Force to enhance Command Center awareness and improve agent safety for both CONUS and OCONUS personnel via the secure SafeCase platform. Today, Air Force agents rely on untrusted commercial smartphones and vulnerable service provider networks to provide critical location data, putting the agents and their missions at risk.
"Smartphones, as consumer devices, aren't adequately secure to protect the conversations and report the locations of users, and the Air Force wants to address that," said Mike Fong, founder and CEO of Privoro. "We're excited to help the Air Force unlock the operational and productivity gains that come from mitigating the risks of untrusted smartphone sensors. It is a privilege to deliver this capability."
For more details on Privoro and the SafeCase, visit: www.Privoro.com
Privoro was founded on the belief that it is unacceptable to compromise security and privacy to participate in today’s ultra-connected, sensor-driven world. As a security startup, Privoro is committed to enabling businesses, governments and individuals to trust their digital devices and take control of when they allow access to their most important and sensitive information. Mobile devices are a growing part of any risk management program, and as the misuse of microphones, cameras and other sensors grows, Privoro’s solutions provide a new level of protection and assurance for the most sensitive and targeted organizations and individuals in the world.