IronNet Commences Work on NAVSEA Cybersecurity Platform Contract
McLean, Virginia-based company IronNet has started delivering cybersecurity services under a contract awarded by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command.
Under the contract, NAVSEA will benefit from the IronNet Collective Defense Platform, which will enable the command and the contractors in its defense industrial base program to increase network threat visibility. The offering would also enable DIB program members to connect with each other in real time.
Work on the contract commenced following a successful pilot program that implemented the platform, IronNet said Tuesday.
During the pilot, IronNet found that small- and medium-sized DIB participants are vulnerable to threats looking to target NAVSEA. Using the Collective Defense Platform, organizations can pool resources, such as adversarial attack patterns and techniques collected by data analysts across the DIB program.
The platform is built on IronDefense, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to increase threat visibility and detection networks. It also serves as an early warning system that can provide correlated alerting, automated triage and extended threat hunting and ultimately protects the Navy against intellectual property theft and other cyber threats.
Keith Alexander, founder and CEO of IronNet and a previous Wash100 winner, said the partnership with NAVSEA would allow the command to consolidate its early threat detection efforts, which he noted comes in a timely manner because of the increase in cybercriminal activity.
IronNet offers cybersecurity platforms that gather relevant information across industries to help them stop threats early. The company serves various clients, including those in the defense, health care and space sectors.
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