root9B signs collaborative research and development agreement with DHS
root9B, Colorado Springs, CO-based provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients, announced January 11 that it has signed a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Under this agreement, root9B will work with DHS to improve the nation’s overall computer network defense posture.
root9B’s commitment to the Nation’s security is exhibited by its regular training and certification of U.S. Military units, research and development contracts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and its extensive workforce experience across the Federal Government and U.S. Military. The CRADA will assist root9B in the identification and mitigation of cyber intrusions and help DHS identify and solve complex cyber issues.
According to the terms of the agreement, DHS and root9B will engage in data flow and analytical collaboration associated with cybersecurity, communications reliability, and issues across the spectrum of security coordination, including detection, prevention and mitigation. Together, the parties will:
- Develop and share indicators and information regarding vulnerabilities to the Nation’s critical infrastructure;
- Provide a forum for sharing information at quarterly meetings;
- Provide a robust public-private partnership to bridge the gap between the federal government and commercial enterprises;
- Implement analytical collaboration and relevant operational results.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to collaborate with the Department of Homeland Security,” said Eric Hipkins, Chief Executive Officer of root9B. “This agreement – focused on sharing technology and analytical findings – enhances root9B’s ability to deliver cyber threat solutions, and offer advanced threat training that represents our commitment to protecting the Nation’s critical infrastructure.”