BAE Systems to develop cyber defense tools for DARPA

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The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected BAE Systems to develop cyber-hunting tools that detect and analyze cyber threats for large enterprise networks. The contract for Phase 1, 2, and 3 of the program is valued at approximately $5.2 million.

The goal of DARPA’s Cyber-Hunting at Scale (CHASE) program is to develop, demonstrate, and evaluate new automated cyber-defense tools for use within and across these types of networks, the company said in a statement. BAE Systems’ solution combines advanced machine learning and cyber-attack modeling.

BAE Systems’ efforts on the CHASE program builds on previous company work in real-time, cyber-defense based anomaly detection, evidence-driven decision making, and related techniques for DARPA, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy, says the company.

Subcontractors and research partners on the program include Digital Operatives, Dr. Ruslan Salakhutdinov from Carnegie Mellon University, and Dr. Farshad Khorrami and team from New York University. BAE Systems’ work for the program will be performed in Arlington, Virginia.

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