Bastille Awarded Phase 5 Contract from Department of Homeland Security

SAN FRANCISCO – () –Bastille, a leader in detecting corporate threats via software-defined radio (SDR), today announced that it has received a Phase 5 Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) from Ministry of Internal Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). Funding continues the ongoing partnership, launched in January 2017, in which the Bastille helps secure government organizations through its patented software-defined radio and machine learning technology that recognizes, identifies and locates threats from RF devices.

“Government agencies are under constant threat from cyber-attacks due to the sensitive nature of the data they hold and their access to infrastructure that affects millions of people,” said Chris Risley, CEO of Bastille Networks. “Sophisticated hackers can now use wireless protocols to gain access to these assets. The Bastille identifies and provides sensitive points on the surface of the attack, ensuring that potential vulnerabilities are addressed and protected from malicious attacks. We look forward to continuing to work with the Ministry of Homeland Security and are proud to play a role in helping to protect national infrastructure from these emerging threats. ”

DHS shared the following in its press release announcing the award of a phase 5 contract to the Bastille:

“As SVIP’s portfolio company, Bastille demonstrates the ability of their system to use software-defined radios and machine learning technology to passively monitor the electromagnetic spectrum for wireless device emissions. This allows real-time detection of wireless devices and supports security operations and law enforcement missions, protecting against uninvited wireless devices such as mobile phones.

As part of its commercial roadmap, Bastille adapted its solution and created the Fly Away Kit. It is a stand-alone mobile solution system that can fit in several types of protective cases for mobile deployments. The Fly Away kit can detect and locate any cellular, Bluetooth, Bluetooth, low-power, and Wi-Fi device operating in an area of ​​up to 3,000 square feet, such as a conference room, tent site, remote office, hotel room, or talking location. DHS stakeholders and the wider government community are constantly looking for opportunities that can be quickly implemented for temporary field applications. The Fly Away Kit is in line with this operational need.

“The Bastille has developed technology that fills the gaps with high priority as identified by DHS operational users,” said Ron McNeill, SVIP’s transitional director.

“Their ability to demand feedback from consumers and adapt their technologies shows an understanding of what is needed to transfer these much-needed capabilities to government.”

DHS’s press release continued:

“As Bastille Networks sells its permanent SVIP system to other government agencies,” said SVIP Managing Director Melissa Oh, “their ability to understand DHS’s changing needs and rapidly develop mobile capability will allow this much-needed technology to DHS in the future. “

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About the Bastille

Launched in 2014, Bastille is a leader in detecting corporate threats through software-defined radio. The Bastille provides full visibility of known and unknown mobile, wireless and Internet of Things devices in the corporate airspace of the enterprise – together known as the Internet of Radio Stations. Through its patented software-defined radio and machine learning technology, Bastille senses, identifies and locates threats, giving security teams the ability to accurately quantify risk and mitigate air threats that could pose a threat to network infrastructure. For more information visit and follow them on Twitter @bastillenet and LinkedIn.