U.S. military researchers are launching a $45 million project to develop technologies able to analyze and improve the configuration of complex systems automatically to reduce opportunities for cyber attack while assuring trusted computing properties and expected system behavior. Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., issued a s olicitation for the Configuration Security (ConSec) program to develop ways to reduce the vulnerability of components and subsystems in military applications to cyber attacks and other trusted computing issues. The program will develop a system for the automatic generation, deployment, adaptation, and enforcement of component and subsystem configurations for use on military platforms. These configuration sets should remedy system vulnerabilities to minimize unwanted cyber attack paths, while maintaining system functionality and performance.
More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/HR001118S0010/listing.html.