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DARPA Awards CyberPoint New $6M Research Contract

Pentagon research agency taps CyberPoint Labs for revolutionary Space/Time Analysis for Cybersecurity (STAC) research program

BALTIMORE, MD (June 9, 2015) — CyberPoint International announced today that it has been awarded a research contract from DARPA. The DARPA Space/Time Analysis for Cybersecurity (STAC) contract, worth slightly more than $6 million over four years, will support work in an area of vital importance to the Department of Defense. CyberPoint's work will enable research tools to be well tested, and it will expose potential space/time problems in algorithms and applications that could be in use today.

The idea behind the STAC program, DARPA explains, is to "enable analysts to identify algorithmic resource usage vulnerabilities in software at levels of scale and speed great enough to support a methodical search for them in the software upon which the U.S. government, military, and economy depend." You can learn more about this DARPA program here.

CyberPoint Labs, CyberPoint's dedicated research and development team, will construct algorithms that have subtle, intentional, algorithmic complexity and side channel flaws. Their expected use will be to measure the efficacy of tools created by other teams. As CyberPoint's principal investigator Tom Hennen puts it, "These algorithms will be automatically permuted using variant generators to produce a multiplicity of samples varying in size and complexity."

"We are as always excited to be working with DARPA," says CyberPoint Chief Scientist, Dr. Mark Raugas. "Solving the complex security problems surrounding modern software requires first advancing our basic understanding of mathematics. DARPA's giving the cyber security community a chance to do exactly that."

(The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of DARPA or the U.S. Government.)

About CyberPoint

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 www.cyberpoint.com.

About CyberPoint Labs

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.

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