FireEye wins NAVWAR AI challenge

FireEye, Inc. of Milpitas, CA announced on March 4 that the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) enterprise named FireEye Endpoint Security as the $100,000 first place winner of the Artificial Intelligence Applications to Autonomous Cybersecurity Challenge (AI ATAC).

The challenge found FireEye Endpoint Security to deliver the best performance based on the criteria and cost-benefit framework. This includes accuracy metrics, time to detection in terms of costs lost due to malware and the monetary cost for setup, triage and incident response. The malware collection used also spanned categories likely to be seen in the real-world to produce the most effective evaluation.

Managed by Program Executive Office (PEO) for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) and Space System’s Cyber Security Program Office (PMW 130), AI ATAC explored the capability for endpoint security products to incorporate machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) models to detect and defeat indicators of compromise from various advanced malware strains.

“A security analyst’s time is valuable, and very limited. MalwareGuard, our machine learning-based malware detection and prevention engine, was developed by a world-class team of data scientists, combining our unique data with frontline intelligence to enable our clients to focus on the threats that matter – not the false positives,” said Seth Summersett, chief scientist at FireEye. “We are honored to be recognized for this innovation and to support the Navy as they continue to hone cyber security solutions that will keep the fleet safe today and into the future.”

FireEye sees this prize challenge as a breakthrough in cyber security innovation for the Navy, as it continues to defend against sophisticated threat actors from the Cloud to the Tactical Edge. An advanced, threat-informed endpoint security solution is foundational in the next generation of truly countering cyber warfare and can help meet the complex operational needs of the Navy’s Enterprise, Tactical, and Excepted Networks, specifically as it builds out resilient capabilities in its Security Operations Centers (SOCs), Fleet Maritime Operations Centers (MOCs), Systems Command (SYSCOM), Cyber Planning and Response Centers (CPRCs), Afloat and Cyber Protection Teams (CPTs) missions.

Source: FireEye