The Department of Homeland Security selected Ionic Security as the first company to move to the final stage of its Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP), where it will begin prototyping its secure video surveillance data platform, the department said on Monday.
Ionic Security began the fourth phase of SVIP on April 11 after receiving $199,329 to start final prototyping of its Data Trust Platform before pilot deployment to the commercial market.
“SVIP functions to create the opportunities for innovation and development that Ionic has successfully navigated. We look forward to the ways this technology could provide enhanced options for critical infrastructure security,” Melissa Ho, SVIP managing director, said in a statement.
Under the previous SVIP phases, Ionic successfully tested its secure, data transfer solution for video surveillance systems.
Ionic’s platform increases system security for video surveillance platforms to prevent cyber attacks without the need for new software or additional encryption technology, according to DHS officials.
“The Data Trust Platform integrates with legacy and current technology and meets key industry standards such as Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) Standard, ONVIF-S, and the CENC Standard,” DHS officials said.
The first two SVIP phases consist of developing a proof of concept and a working prototype. Ionic recently completed the third phase demonstrating a successful platform prototype, according to DHS.
“Initially designed to be a general security platform, the continual user feedback available to Ionic through SVIP has resulted in a plug-in that will be market-ready and will have had DHS S&T as a legacy partner,” DHS officials said.