U.S. Army tanks to be equipped with better cybersecurityNews
August 21, 2019
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has received funding from U.S. Army to develop a Controller Area Network Defense in Depth (CANDID) custom hardware/software solution. CANDID can help analysts detect cybersecurity breaches in tanks that rely on vulnerable commercial protocols and electronic systems.
CANDID detects cyber attacks by learning what normal system behavior looks like and detecting anomalies during runtime. If CANDID identifies a cyber threat, it can drop or modify corrupt or malevolent system messages without affecting the tank’s ability to complete its mission.
The cross-disciplinary approach on CANDID fuses scientists and engineers from both Decision Management and Sensing, Perception, and Applied Robotics Divisions.
CANDID offers broad benefits to the commercial vehicle space — most cars and other vehicles rely on controller area networks for communication the same way tanks do. As vehicles become more interconnected, they are more vulnerable to cyber attacks.