Cybercrime is one of the greatest risks to national security that exists today. Security breaches within all levels of governments and critical infrastructure are occurring on a frequent basis. Governments spend billions of dollars serving citizens and collecting intelligence. Yet, government organizations accounted for 13% of all confirmed security breaches in 2013. Furthermore, with the widespread adoption of the cloud, mobile devices and wireless connectivity, there is a compelling need and corresponding risk of accessing sensitive data and information systems remotely stored in the centralized cloud. The study “The 2014 Mobilometer Tracker: Mobility, Security and The Pressure in Between” found that 90% of government respondents use at least one mobile device – laptop, smartphone or tablet – for work purposes.
The cloud that allows government employees to access sensitive data remotely, allows hackers to do the same since the cloud has inadequate protections on differentiating between a government employee and a hacker. The only effective way to mitigate these risks is to enable high-grade endpoint hardware security in the hands of authorized users. The Connected Smart Card™ (CSC) security hardware and platform patented by Tyfone is such a solution.
Tyfone’s solutions for digital identity and transaction security are protected by over 140 issued and pending patents and over 1,300 issued invention claims. Tyfone’s investors include In-Q-Tel and its customers include the US Government and two of the Top 10 Credit Unions.