Case Study - Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Bastille is proud to have been partnered with the Department of Homeland Security since early 2017 to help strengthen the Nation’s defenses against threats to its Critical Infrastructure, its Agencies, Personnel and Missions by providing solutions the DHS described as “Security for the Internet of Things”.  

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is keeping pace with the innovation community to tackle the hardest problems faced by DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise. SVIP expands DHS S&T's reach to find new technologies that strengthen national security with the goal of reshaping how government, entrepreneurs, and industry work together to find cutting-edge solutions.

The following quotes are drawn from the public DHS News Release dated February 27, 2017 from th DHS Science & Technology Press Office about their contract award to Bastille Networks.

Dr. Robert Griffin   Acting DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology  U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Robert Griffin

Acting DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

“ IoT Systems Security is at the core of securing the homeland security enterprise,” said Acting DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Robert Griffin.  “It involves securing the connectivity of the nation’s critical infrastructure; anywhere where wireless security can pose a threat.”

The Internet of Things is a convergence of mobile devices, information technology networks, connected sensors and devices. The DHS OTS call for security solutions seeks novel ideas and technologies to improve situational awareness and security to detect, authenticate and update IoT components and systems.

Melissa Oh   Managing Director, Silicon Valley Office, Science & Technology Directorate  U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Melissa Oh

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Office, Science & Technology Directorate

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

“These new capabilities give DHS better insight and awareness into wireless network device detection,” said Melissa Ho, Managing Director, SVIP. “This project demonstrates how the nation’s innovators are well positioned to solve national security challenges that impact our daily lives.”