The US Department of Energy's Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have awarded a contract to Attivo Networks for building out a Deception Defense Platform for Cyber-Physical Systems. The project is designed to improve critical infrastructure cybersecurity capabilities.
Attivo will work with PNNL to build out layered security for industrial control systems and SCADA systems. Because many of the devices in critical infrastructure cannot run antivirus software, cannot easily be taken offline for software updates, and were not designed to be interconnected, Attivo will provides decoys and lures that are designed to detect and misdirect attacks. The decoys deploy in operational technology environments and appear identical to the devices in the infrastructure.
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