Defence Science Technology (DST) Group’s Trustworthy Systems team has taken out three South Australian iAwards across research and development, infrastructure and platforms, and public sector and government markets.
The iAwards aim to discover, recognise and reward technology innovations with the potential to have, or are already having, a positive impact on the community – at home, in the office and on a global scale.
The DST Trustworthy team won:
- Research and Development Project of the Year
- Infrastructure and Platforms Innovation of the Year
- Public Sector and Government Markets iAward
The team won the awards for their Cross Domain Desktop Compositor (CDDC), which allows the content from multiple computers of different security classifications to be viewed securely on a single screen.
CDDC can be used by people dealing with information spanning multiple security domains or different levels of safety criticality that must remain isolated.
While a common solution is to use multiple air-gapped computers, one for each domain or criticality, existing converged solutions are very complex, and thus untrustworthy or difficult to evaluate. This leads to duplication of user-facing parts of computers (e.g. monitors and keyboards), reduces usability and complicates authorised information transfer between domains.
The CDDC project is a collaborative effort between DST and Data 61/CSIRO and has potential applications in both government institutions and the commercial market.
Team member Mark Beaumont acknowledged the invaluable support from CSIRO's Data61.
"Our collaboration with Data61 really helped to drive the technical development of the CDDC, as well as position it for broader exposure and technology transition opportunities," Beaumont said.