Singapore Management University established the Secure Mobile Centre (SMC) on 15 October 2014 following an announcement by the National Research Foundation (NRF) on awarded projects under the National Cybersecurity R&D inaugural grant call for proposals.
The Centre was among seven research projects totalling SGD $42 million in funding selected by the NRF to develop research expertise and capabilities in Cybersecurity for Singapore.
SMC hosts the National Satellite of Excellence in Mobile Systems Security and Cloud Security (NSoE MSS-CS), a five year research initiative (April 2019 - March 2024) sponsored by NRF's National Cybersecurity R&D programme. The NSoE MSS-CS aims to build a mobile system security and mobile cloud security technology pipeline for smart nation applications. Detailed description of the research scope can be found here.
OVERALL CONCEPT & OVERVIEW OF Projects
Mobile Platform Security Program
Mobile Application Security Program
Mobile Internet Service Security Program
PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS
To conduct and trial the R&D projects
- ST Electronics (Info-Security) Pte Ltd
- i-Sprint Innovations
PUBLIC AGENCY COLLABORATORS
To bridge research outcomes with practical needs
- Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA)
- Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
Not only do mobile devices and applications present a unique set of risks for individual's privacy, but also new security challenges to enterprise information systems. The purpose of SMU’s Secure Mobile Centre is to address these security needs with the aim of making Singapore a more sustainable, secure, robust and resilient nation.
Information security has become a paramount concern in today’s digital age. As mobile computing evolves rapidly, both emerging opportunities and risks leave much room for exploration by security experts and exploitation by hackers.