DHS’ S&T Directorate has awarded its first phase 4 award for Internet of Things security.
Georgia-based Ionic Security has successfully completed prototype testing and moved to the pilot deployment phase as part of the Silicon Valley Innovation Program, with its secure, data transfer plug-in specifically designed for video surveillance systems.
Ionic’s Data Trust Platform secures video surveillance feeds to prevent directed attacks without requiring new technology, additional encryption, or proxies and without changing the end-user experience. It integrates with legacy and current technology and meets key industry standards such as Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) Standard, ONVIF-S, and the CENC Standard.
“SVIP functions to create the opportunities for innovation and development that Ionic has successfully navigated,” said Melissa Ho, managing director of SVIP. “We look forward to the ways this technology could provide enhanced options for critical infrastructure security.”
The SVIP program consists of four phases, with the first two phases consisting of proof of concept and a working prototype. The fourth phase, for which Ionic received $199,329 and began on April 11, requires the execution of the necessary testing and steps to bring their solution to commercial viability and availability.