BALTIMORE, MD (October 21, 2013) — CyberPoint announced today that it has been awarded a $5.4M research contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the agency's Vetting Commodity IT Software and Firmware (VET) program. CyberPoint Labs, CyberPoint's dedicated research and development team, will collaborate with program teams to solve hard technical problems and advance the state-of-the-art in cyber-defense testing. The overarching goal is to counter the serious cyber threats to an increasingly globalized technology supply chain. Together, they will be looking for innovative, large-scale approaches to verifying the security and functionality of commodity IT software and hardware devices to help ensure they are free of hidden backdoors and malicious functionality.
"We are excited to be working with DARPA on this important program," says CyberPoint Labs Director Dr. Mark Raugas. "Security in the supply chain is a critical industry problem with no easy answers. Our current research into software and system security—and into automating aspects of reverse engineering—will also be invaluable as we begin work on the program."
At CyberPoint, we work to create a future where individuals and organizations from across the globe can operate safely and securely in cyberspace and benefit from the technological innovations that increasingly connect our world. A rapidly growing cyber security company, CyberPoint integrates and delivers innovative, leading-edge services, solutions, and products to protect what's invaluable to customers worldwide. We discover the threats and vulnerabilities that expose data, systems, and infrastructure to compromise, we quantify risks, and we design defenses that provide critical protection. Learn more at cyberpoint.com.
CyberPoint Labs is CyberPoint International's industrial research and development activity—advancing the discipline of cyber security by attacking and solving the hard problems of the field. It performs cutting-edge research in cyber security, develops new technologies and product prototypes, invents new tools for customers, and helps to build CyberPoint's relationships with leading research universities. The lab's three research areas are: Applied Mathematics, Data Science, and Security. Visit the CyberPoint Labs web page to learn more.
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