CryptoMove, a startup firm based in San Mateo, Calif., has received $200K in funds from the Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate via the Silicon Valley Innovation Program to continue optimization efforts for a data protection tool equipped on small unmanned aircraft systems used by the Customs and Border Protection.
The company will expand the tool“™s features, implement final updates and perform tests via an sUAS defense platform as part of the award, DHS said Friday.
According to CryptoMove, its data fragmentation and defense technology works to equip small drones with reinforced automated systems for connected devices.
“Because CBP is exploring the use of sUAS for security operations, it is essential to protect these platforms from interference and interruption of their vital mission,“ said Melissa Oh, managing director of the Silicon Valley Innovation Program.
Competing organizations under SVIP are eligible to receive $800K in grants to build homeland security technologies.