Cyber tools to be developed for DARPA to improve securityNews
December 12, 2019
UNITED KINGDOM. BAE Systems won a contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop new cyber tools designed to help prevent vulnerabilities in electronic files that can lead to cyberattacks. Development of these tools will be part of DARPA's Safe Documents (SafeDocs) program, which aims to identify and reject malicious data in various electronic formats.
The military and other government entities are constantly receiving electronic content from unauthorized sources, which leads to security risks. Under the SafeDocs program, BAE Systems’ FAST Labs research and development team will create two different cyber tools.
According to the company, the first tool seeks to select safe feature subsets within electronic data formats to help encode the data safely, while the second is a toolkit to help software developers avoid vulnerabilities in the software they create to process complex electronic data.
Work for the program will be completed with teammate American University and will take place at the company’s facilities in Arlington, Va. and Burlington, Mass.