Critical Assets wins DARPA Cyber Fast Track funding
Critical Assets Labs, a division of Critical Assets, has been awarded a contract by DARPA for their Pin Pad Defender project. The contract is one of the first to be awarded by DARPA under their new Cyber Fast Track programme. Critical Assets made the announcement in a company statement on 23 November 2011.
According to the company, the funding will allow the continued development, fabrication and integration of a functional Pin Pad Defender prototype that will be presented to DARPA and others at the completion of the project.
A company spokesman said, ‘The truth is that attackers have adapted beyond today's security products. At Critical Assets, we demand defensive measures that our own white-hat hackers can't break. And that rules out most of the ‘solutions’ on the market today. Critical Assets Labs is pushing the envelope with new forms of defence. And we are developing novel counteroffensive measures to help deceive, identify and catch cybercriminals.’