Raytheon BBN Technologies to develop information security solution to protect military networks against malicious cyberattacks

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 15 Jan. 2010. Raytheon BBN Technologies won a $2.9 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop new approaches to information security that will help to protect Department of Defense (DOD) Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs) against malicious attacks.

Jan 15th, 2010

Posted by Courtney Howard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 15 Jan. 2010. Raytheon BBN Technologies won a $2.9 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop new approaches to information security that will help to protect Department of Defense (DOD) Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs) against malicious attacks.

Raytheon BBN Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company.

Military information systems are increasingly based on SOAs and are called upon to support complex tasks and missions reveals a representative. Raytheon BBN Technologies will develop advanced security features under the Advanced Protected Services (APS) program to handle the multifaceted, dynamic information exchange demanded by network-centric operations more quickly and cost effectively.

The goal of the APS program is to enable future military service-oriented information systems to detect, protect, and adapt to survive attacks from motivated, well-resourced, and determined enemies.

"Defense against malicious adversaries is an inherently difficult problem. An adversary needs to find only one flaw to exploit, but the defense needs to identify and address as many as possible," says Partha Pal, APS principal investigator, Raytheon BBN Technologies.

"Cyberattackers are constantly advancing and adapting and, as a leader in network and information security, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our government's sensitive information and network assets," says Tad Elmer, president, Raytheon BBN Technologies. "This work will help our nation's military networks defend against the rapidly evolving variations of network and information attacks."

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