Cyber defense of critical military infrastructure the focus of collaboration between Raytheon, IronNet

WALTHAM, Mass. Raytheon has announced a partnership with IronNet Cybersecurity (Fulton, Maryland) to develop cyber solutions aimed at defending defense-related operational and information technology (OT/IT) systems.

These resultant products, according to Raytheon officials, will integrate managed security services with advanced analysis and threat-sharing tools -- including IronNet's collective defense platform and its network traffic-analysis software.

John DeSimone, vice president of cybersecurity and special missions at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, said of the agreement: "Protecting critical infrastructure is no longer a private sector concern, but a national security imperative. We know malicious actors seek to disrupt global economies through attacks on technology systems that keep our lights on, food supplies safe and militaries prepared. This partnership offers the integration of advanced cyber products and operations experience to the global market."

Gen. (Ret.) Keith Alexander, co-CEO and founder of IronNet Cybersecurity, said of the new pact: "Considering the role Raytheon plays in securing government agencies, global businesses, and even nations, we are excited to work together as we shift the cybersecurity defense paradigm from one that sees organizations defending alone to one that operates as a part of a collective. We can all benefit from working together to increase the visibility we have into incoming threats, sharing that information, and defending more quickly."