QED Secure Solutions has received aÂ $200,000 funding award from the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorateÂ to demonstrate aÂ trust anchor in connectedÂ devices.
TheÂ Texas-based security company will perform a field test of itsÂ Framework for Analysis and Coordinated TrustÂ under the final phase of a project awarded via DHS’ other transaction solicitation, titledÂ “Securing the Internet of Things,”Â the departmentÂ said Thursday. FACT is designed to validate IoT system updates and deliver feedback meant to guide vendors in efforts to develop counter-threat approaches.
âQEDâs award comes after three program phases of proving, prototyping and testing,â saidÂ Melissa Oh, managing director of the Silicon Valley Innovation ProgramÂ at DHS S&T.
She added theÂ framework “could enhance the standard of IoT device security, which is vital to the safety of both commercial user devices and critical infrastructure.” The department noted QED willÂ transition the FACT platform to the firm’s newly established business,Â aDolus, for commercialization efforts.