Boeing announces secure, tamper-proof Android ‘Boeing Black’

Boeing today officially announced a new Android smartphone with a number of innovative security features. The phone is called “Boeing Black,” a device that will mostly be marketed towards government officials and other organizations that prefer to keep their data secure. The Tamper-Proof devices comes with a lot of key features like encrypting phone calls and wiping itself clean if someone were get a hold of the phone. Here’s a more detailed description from Boeing’s website:

Boeing Black’s security is powered by the Boeing PureSecure architecture, which was designed from the outset for the mobile environment. Our architectural foundation is built upon layers of trust from embedded hardware, operating system policy controls, and compatibility with leading mobile device management systems. The device’s hardware roots of trust and trusted boot ensure the device starts in a trusted state, enabling maximum security of data. Hardware media encryption and configurable inhibit controls are embedded to protect the device, its data, and the transmission of information, significantly reducing the risk of mission compromise due to data lossBoeing Black’s security is powered by the Boeing PureSecure architecture, which was designed from the outset for the mobile environment.

Our architectural foundation is built upon layers of trust from embedded hardware, operating system policy controls, and compatibility with leading mobile device management systems. The device’s hardware roots of trust and trusted boot ensure the device starts in a trusted state, enabling maximum security of data. Hardware media encryption and configurable inhibit controls are embedded to protect the device, its data, and the transmission of information, significantly reducing the risk of mission compromise due to data loss

Some of the key security features, according to Boeing’s website, include:

Key Features:

  • Android™ Operating System: Convenient smartphone for Android usage
  • Disk Encryption: Encrypted storage for sensitive data
  • Hardware Root of Trust: Ensures software authenticity
  • Hardware Crypto Engine: Protects stored and transmitted data
  • Embedded Secure Components: Enables trusted operations
  • Trusted Platform Modules: Provides secure key storage
  • Secure Boot: Maintains device image integrity
  • Hardware Modularity: Endless modularity capabilities

Boeing as not released any pricing but they are currently in talks with potential customers.

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