Cyber security, compliance, and industrial computing company FoxGuard Solutions was awarded a grant from the Department of Defense to develop a cybersecurity platform for energy management and control systems. The program is through the Secretary of Defenses Office, and is targeted at protecting military installations, said the company in a statement.

FoxGuard Solutions was tasked with researching, developing, and demonstrating technology and techniques to identify and monitor BacNet field controllers for vulnerabilities, continuous monitoring of security controls, identifying patches for Building Automation Systems software, hardware and firmware, while also facilitating the deployment of those patches.

The Department of Defense (DoD) is the largest single consumer of energy in the United States. It operates over 500,000 buildings and structures.

[Image courtesy: Department of Defense | Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Lucas T. Hans]