美国防创新单元授予4500万美元武器系统网络安全试验合同(英文)

2020-05-14 智邦网

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5月11日,安全体系(ForAllSecure)公司宣布,美“国防创新单元”(DIU)向硅谷科技初创企业授予4500万美元,开展用于国防部武器系统的网络安全试验。三年来,公司为国防部开发出“蓄意伤害”(Mayhem)网络安全试验平台样机。4月23日,“国防创新单元”授予该公司五年期合同。公司与美空军第96网络空间试验小组、空军第90网络空间作战中队、海军海上系统司令部 (NAVSEA) 和陆军指挥控制通信计算网络情报监视与侦察中心 (C5ISR)密切协同。近年来,公司开发出10个Mayhem网络安全试验平台样机。2016年,公司Mayhem平台赢得DARPA举办的自主防御网络安全竞赛“网络大挑战”赛,获200万美元奖金。

来源:fifthdomain网2020年5月13日

DIU awards $45M contract for weapon systems cybersecurity

The Defense Innovation Unit awarded a $45 million to a Silicon Valley-based tech startup to perform cybersecurity testing on Defense Department weapon systems’ applications, the company announced May 11.

The company, ForAllSecure, has been prototyping its cybersecurity testing platform, known as Mayhem, with DoD components for more than three years. DIU made the award on the five-year contract April 23, a ForAllSecure spokesperson said.

ForAllSecure is working with the Air Force 96th Cyberspace Test Group, the Air Force 90th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and the U.S. Army Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center (C5ISR).

The same DoD users have worked with ForAllSecure throughout the prototyping process for the company’s platform, which finds bugs in applications and shows the user how they can be triggered. The platform will allow for a continuous testing for vulnerabilities in weapons systems.

“One of the problems that [the department] run[s] into is this idea that there’s a point in time when you’re done” with cybersecurity,” said David Brumley, chief executive officer of ForAllSecure. “It all comes down to how quickly can you test and retest.”

In the last few years of prototyping, the company went through 10 iterations of Mayhem. One significant piece the company added to those iterations were cybersecurity tutorials for users.

ForAllSecure’s work on Mayhem started before a troubling report from the Government Accountability Office that highlighted several cybersecurity challenges and shortfalls that the Defense Department’s weapons systems faced in light of potential advanced cyberattacks.

“If you look at the GAO report, they simply weren’t embedding cybersecurity testing in the process at all,” Brumley said. “So this is adding this common sense measure and it’s automating it.”

In 2016, the company’s Mayhem platform won the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Cyber Grand Challenge, an automated defensive cybersecurity competition. That victory came with a $2 million prize.

Since that victory, Brumley said that the company has run into a few unique challenges working with other DoD components, particularly around installing the platform.

“When DARPA has their contest, it really only has to work for the developers,” Brumley said. “When you go to a product, you have to go to an unknown site, you have to install. You have to repeatedly do that.”


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