USAF Academy Works With Cybersecurity Developer

Nov. 10, 2016
Collaborative efforts between industry and the USAF Academy are aimed at improving commercial and military cyber security systems.

The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) is collaborating with root9B to develop intrusion detection tools for industrial control systems (ICS).  It is hoped that the efforts will advance the available knowledge of ICS Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), and work to recognize and protect ICS systems from malicious threats.

Earl Eiland, root9B’s senior cybersecurity engineering and ICS expert, notes: “By improving IDS/IPS assessments, we are improving the overall IDS/IPS R&D process. By extension, ICS system attack resistance and mission assurance are increased.” Of working with the USAF Academy, he adds: “Our work with The Air Force Academy will help identify and mitigate malicious attacks that corrupt military, industrial, or commercial infrastructure, thereby averting costly and potentially life-threatening system and critical mission failures.”

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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