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Proposal Number: HSHQDC-17-R-00010-H-SB017.1-004-0004-I
Proposal Title: SIM Forward: Leveraging Trusted Authentication for New 5G Services
Topic Number: H-SB017.1-004
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Identity Verification & Validation for Mobile Networks Authentication Enhancement
Organization: NAND Technologies Inc
Address: 170 Shannon Woods Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630-9212  
Abstract: Threats to mobile networks are pervasive and deep. Due to aging standards and an initial approach of minimum viable security significant risks persist. Spoofing, tampering, and denial of service are three primary vulnerabilities. Ultimately updating global standards to increase authentication and security is likely to be the terminal solution, however this is likely to take well over to a decade. The widely know SS7 vulnerabilities were first documented almost two decades ago yet the root problem has yet to be resolved or replaced. The best solution is to create a stop-gap measure for modern smart phones which relies on existing infrastructure to create a viable commercial solution to these vexing problems. NAND Technologies will research and develop new methods for mobile network authentication by deeply diving into the complex USIM toolkit that was created by the GMSA to enable mobile money deployments directly from the javaSIMcards also know as Java UICCs or simply Javacards. Without affecting the MNO secure domain, critical to all client account transaction, an established trusted service provider can also use over the air access (OTA) to retrieve data in their designated secure domain. This is the basis for this solution.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-17-C-00029
Period of Performance: 05/02/2017 - 11/01/2017
Award/Contract Value: $100,000.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $100,000.00