In 2012, DSTA developed and integrated an in-house security solution for Android tablet comprising two-factor authentication, email encryption, network encryption and secure storage. As there was no commercial off-the-shelf solution that could meet the needs of MINDEF and the SAF in their unique operating environment, the security solution had to be developed in-house.

Despite internal implementation details of Android platforms not being fully available, the DSTA team was able to overcome the challenge to integrate the security solution with the consumer platform successfully. The solution, which is undergoing user trial, enables MINDEF and the SAF to exploit opportunities offered by the latest consumer IT devices in a secure manner.