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Expanding the SIM Card Use for Public Safety Challenge

3rd Place - $7,500 Prize

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About the Team

Team Members: Peter Padd, Co-founder & CEO; Malcolm Layton, Co-founder & VP Product; Tom Moran, VP Operations/ Alliances; Camden Maddalone, Data Scientist

Fortifyedge, Inc. has a mission to stop the new the new wave of IoT attacks before the happen at the tactical edge. They seek to allow first responders, operators of critical infrastructure and Department of Defense Warfighters to more effectively respond in real-time at the tactical edge utilizing cyber-physical secure devices such as smart wearables, next-gen 5G devices and Secure Edge AI sensor platforms.

Peter Padd is Chief Executive Officer of Fortifyedge, and has over 25 years of experience in both startups and Fortune 100 companies.

Malcolm Layton is Head of Product Design for Fortifyedge, overseeing the global product design and development from ideation through delivery. Malcolm is a recognized inventor and holds several patents.

Tom Moran is Chief Operating Officer for Fortifyedge, and has over 25 years of operational start-up experience focused on building strategic partnerships and managing cross-functional teams for technology companies.

The Solution

Fortifyedge's solution for the NIST PSCR Challenge successfully integrated and demonstrated FIDO support for on-device credential management that can operate in occasional connected communication compromised mission parameters. They focused their solution to be small enough to operate on smaller interfaces, such as embedded IoT devices and SIM Cards all the way to high-end cellular phones. This, they shared, would provide First Responders with an improved balance of usability and security in their complex environments.

Photo of a mobile phone showing an authentication app built by Fortifyedge
Created December 12, 2019, Updated December 13, 2019