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.