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Tuesday, 13 October 2015 02:30

CommandHub secures US Patents for Aussie innovation

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CommandHub secures US Patents for Aussie innovation Image courtesy of Stuart Miles, freedigitalphotos.net/images

A Melbourne-based technology company has been awarded a US Patent for what it says is its “ground-breaking invention” of a fully secure vault for Apple’s iPhones and iPads, as well as other smartphone and tablet devices.

The technology – developed by CommandHub over several year since being founded in 2002 - addresses critical vulnerabilities that make documents on mobile devices susceptible to a data breach.

CommandHub’s CEO, Richard Cousins said that, in essence, the Patent protects the creation of a unique encryption key for each file within a vault, with those keys further encrypted with a master key that is not stored on the device, nor anywhere else, to provide protection against even a determined forensic attack.

Cousins says CommandHub first began developing HubVault, the patented technology, when one of its customers, an international finance group, sought assurance that their sensitive corporate information remained secure from all vulnerabilities, including the deliberate theft of an iPad by someone who knew the value of the documents it would contain.

“When we looked into this problem we were surprised to find 13 separate security vulnerabilities,” said Cousins.  

“Most people seem content to trust their devices’ encryption and remote wipe without realising that it’s easy to obtain the encryption key, because it’s stored on the device, and easier still to circumvent the remote wipe by disabling WiFi and mobile connectivity.

“And when you add the giant shifts in the way we are doing business today - such as BYOD and small, portable computing devices – it really is a fertile field for the bad guys.”  

Designed to protect the network, protect the data, and protect the process, Cousins says the HubVault technology addresses all the identified mobile vulnerabilities and has applicability to a wide range of sensitive information requirements, including a number of the “Internet of Things” applications.


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