Sentar wins DLA SBIR contract for digital twin technology

On January 11, Huntsville, AL-based Sentar Inc. announced that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). This contract will enable Sentar to integrate cyber attack protection technology into Digital Twin architectures to enhance operational resiliency and protect against emerging cyber threats in operational technology (OT) systems.

Under the SBIR Phase I Proof of Concept, Sentar will leverage its expertise in cybersecurity and innovative technologies to analyze, map, and predict cyber attacks against the Digital Twin of a small manufacturing system. By utilizing synthetic data on potential cyberattack vectors, Sentar aims to identify and counter cyberattacks at the intrusion detection layer before they can infiltrate the OT system. This groundbreaking approach will enable DLA to proactively defend against known and unknown vulnerabilities, ensuring the protection of critical network infrastructure, systems, and data.

“We are honored to be selected by the Defense Logistics Agency for this important SBIR contract,” said Gary Mayes, senior director of research and development at Sentar. “Integrating our cyber attack analysis and prediction technology into Digital Twin architectures will provide a new level of awareness and protection for operational technology systems, safeguarding them from malicious cyber actors and potential damage.”

Source: Sentar

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