Virsec, Raytheon partner to deliver commercial cybersecurity technology to government infrastructure

DULLES, Va. Virsec and Raytheon officials announced they are partnering to bring commercial cybersecurity tools to global government and critical infrastructure customers. The focus of the alliance is Virsec's patented Trusted Execution technology, which networks by detecting deviations in software applications caused by cyber intrusions and Raytheon's experience in defense cybersecurity.

"Critical infrastructure – from the electrical grid to transportation – is under assault, and hackers are evading conventional security defenses," says John DeSimone, vice president of Cybersecurity and Special Missions at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. "Commercial tools from companies like Virsec can help bridge the gap for our global government and commercial customers and provide effective protection against the growing cyber threat."

Trusted Execution protects against attacks on critical systems that bypass conventional network security tools using advanced hacking techniques and memory exploits. Commercially available, this technology protects memory and processes in real-time and instantly detects deviations in software applications. This deterministic process blocks attacks within milliseconds, providing precise forensics at every step.