Agencies Can Verify Mobile App Cybersecurity Through Kryptowire

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Kryptowire, a company that assesses the security of Android and iOS mobile applications, will now be available to Federal agencies as a resource for vetting their mobile applications.

“With over 90,000 mobile devices across the department, we need to ensure mobile security is enabling our Federal mobile workforce,” said Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cybersecurity division mobile device security program manager Vincent Sritapan.

The DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded nearly $3 million in research funds to Kryptowire in July 2015. The grant was designed to help the company research and develop mobile app cybersecurity for Federal customers.

The General Services Administration (GSA) conducted a pilot program for its IT Schedule 70 FASt Lane, a part of its Making it Easier Initiative, designed to help IT service providers gain a Federal contract in a compressed timeframe. With GSA’s FASt Lane, DHS S&T was able to help mobile security small business Kryptowire secure an IT Schedule 70 contract in 35 days.

“We are excited to have the first DHS S&T performer successfully go through GSA’s program and be awarded a Schedule contract,” said DHS undersecretary for science and technology Reginald Brothers. “This program will ensure the technologies we fund are accessible to our government partners.”

 

Jessie Bur
About Jessie Bur
Jessie Bur is a Staff Reporter for MeriTalk covering Cybersecurity, FedRAMP, GSA, Congress, Treasury, DOJ, NIST and Cloud Computing.
2 Comments
  1. Anonymous | - Reply
    I think this is great that agencies can vet their mobile security now. Everyone is using their phones regardless, so need to make sure the apps are secure.
  2. Anonymous | - Reply
    when will the regular peons get such security?

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