KBR will lead research and development for self-defending, self-recovering cyber defense concepts in support of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), through its Frazer-Nash Consultancy company.
Frazer-Nash will work with the MoD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) as part of the Autonomous Resilient Cyber Defence (ARCD) project.
The three-year project will leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to develop cyber defense concepts that can be tested and evaluated against attacks in a simulated military environment.
Frazer-Nash will use the latest technologies to deliver high-risk, disruptive options; AI-driven cyber defense decision-making; and informed cyber sensing, which will be integrated into the concept demonstrator.
“KBR and Frazer-Nash are renowned for helping organizations safeguard their systems and protect their critical assets and processes through teams that are at the forefront of innovation,” said Andrew Barrie, Managing Director of Frazer-Nash Consultancy and President of KBR’s Government Solutions EMEA business. “We are excited to support the MoD in its fight against cyber-attacks with this cutting-edge research and demonstrator.”
“Dstl are excited to be working with KBR and Frazer-Nash on this vanguard project, delivering cutting-edge response and recovery concept demonstrators over the next three years, with the potential to transform cyber resilience for MoD,” Zoe Fowle, Dstl’s Cyber Security Programme Manager, added.