Awarded under the agency’s Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization Systems program, the contracts total $9 million.
“During the last two decades, industrial control systems have evolved so that most are now connected to the Internet, making them vulnerable to cyber power grid attack,” says Jason Redi, vice president for the Raytheon BBN Technologies Networking and Communications unit. “A significant power disruption would have profound economic and human costs in the U.S, so our goals are to prevent attacks and to reduce the time required to restore power after an attack.”
Raytheon BBN experts will develop technologies to improve situational awareness by enabling early warning of an impending attack and detecting adversary spoofing of power grid data collection and communication. These technologies then will also maintain situational awareness in the immediate…