Cyberattack-defense tools from Perspecta get NAVAIR nod
CHANTILLY, Va. Perspecta Labs, the applied research arm of Perspecta Inc. has won a contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to enhance and mature its Bus Defender solution for operational testing in airborne platforms. According to company information, the Bus Defender tool detects and blocks cyberattacks and attempts to carry out adversary missions via MIL-STD-1553 buses while ensuring and maintaining proper bus transmission and operation.
Under the terms of the contract, Perspecta Labs will augment its Bus Defender solution, currently at technology readiness level 6, to protect NAVAIR weapons and airborne systems from cyberattacks conducted over the MIL-STD-1553 data bus. Perspecta Labs is tasked with enhancing diagnostics; producing a small-form-factor version of Bus Defender with reduced size, weight, and power (SWaP); and addressing integration into workflows for weapons system pilots and security analysts.
“At Perspecta Labs, we consider it a great privilege to put our innovation and applied research to work to protect our warfighters and their missions,” said Perspecta Labs president Petros Mouchtaris. “We are excited to continue the technology transition and maturation efforts of our Bus Defender solutions so warfighters can have improved situational awareness to more safely carry out their missions in the face of increasing cyberattacks.”
The award, which represents new work for the company, has a total contract amount of $1 million over a one-year period.