Military Embedded Systems

Cybersecurity for military vehicles the object of Army CRADA


April 02, 2020

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

ARLINGTON, Va. Cybersecurity company Shift5 announced that it has reached a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC), the U.S. armed forces' research and development facility for advanced technology in ground vehicle systems.

The CRADA is intended to foster cutting-edge development in cybersecurity and cyberdefense capability development, which is part of the center's current technology priorities. Under the agreement, Shift5 will work with the GVSC to demonstrate increased security for Army vehicles against cyberattack and look for alternate ways to keep vehicle operating systems safe from cyberthreats.

The technology developed by Shift5, say company officials, will integrate, demonstrate, and validate cyber resiliency and be the path to cyber situational awareness prototype solutions to defend Army platforms from cyberattacks.

Michael Weigand, cofounder and CEO of Shift5, said of the agreement: "The CRADA is a critical opportunity to extend Shift5's commercial operational technology (OT) cybersecurity solutions to U.S. Army users. This will allow us to grow the capabilities and use cases for Shift5 and provide innovations that close cybe security shortfalls in operational technology."


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