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DARPA awards cyber contracts to Raytheon

8th December 2016 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Raytheon will work on developing technologies to tackle cyber attacks on US power grid infrastructure under a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced on 5 December.

The multiple contracts, worth a combined $9 million, will see the company research and develop technologies that will detect and respond to cyber attacks on power infrastructure as part of DARPA's Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization Systems programme.  

Technologies will enhance situational awareness by providing early warning of an impending attack and detecting adversary spoofing of power grid data collection and communication. These technologies will also maintain situational awareness following an attack.

The company will also examine methods to maintain secure emergency communication networks in the aftermath of an attack. This approach will look to isolate affected organisations from the internet and establish a secure emergency network to coordinate power restoration without depending on external networks.  

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