Fairfax, VA, Oct. 18, 2023 – In the wake of rising cyber threats targeting vital U.S. industrial infrastructure, the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act mandated that the Department of Defense promptly identify and mitigate threats to cyber-physical systems. Threats to critical infrastructure are magnified by the fact that the Department of Defense currently lacks adequate cyber situational awareness and response capabilities to address cyber threats to operational technology.
MAG Aerospace, a leader in delivering Full-Spectrum Joint Domain Command and Control Services with premier engineering and operational solutions around the world, has stepped forward to partner with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to address this challenge. INL licensed MAG to deliver the advanced Consequence-driven Cyber-informed Engineering (CCE) assessment methodology to identify vulnerabilities and hardened mission critical assets that rely upon operational technology. This partnership aligns with DoD’s More Situational Awareness for Industrial Control Systems (MOSAICS) initiative and significantly fortifies the defense of our nation’s critical infrastructure.
“Like cities and communities across the country, the Department of Defense relies on critical infrastructure systems to maintain mission readiness,” says Zach Tudor, INL Associate Laboratory Director. “Protecting our national defense capabilities from advanced cyberthreats is one of our top priorities at Idaho National Laboratory. We are proud to partner with MAG Aerospace to expand CEE’s impact in this pivotal space.”
MAG Aerospace is set to deliver an all-encompassing suite of cybersecurity solutions aligned with DoD’s Zero Trust initiatives by partnering with INL, a preeminent U.S. Department of Energy research facility.
“MAG Aerospace has developed an integrated solution with its key technology partners to map key cyber terrain, harden and secure control systems, provide MOSAICS-based continuous monitoring, and provide real-time detections and mitigations for the protection of cyber-physical systems. MAG Aerospace Senior Vice President Vincent Mihalik said, “INL’s Consequence-driven, Cyber-informed Engineering methodology serves as the foundation for our zero-trust solution by identifying mission-essential tasks in order to mitigate high-consequence events to DoD’s critical infrastructure.”
About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, is a leader in delivering Full-Spectrum Joint Domain Command and Control Services with premier engineering and operational solutions around the world to help its customers make the world smaller and safer. The MAG Team consists of 1,200+ professionals operating on six continents and deliver a range of capabilities including Multi-Domain Operations, C5ISR Solutions, and Digital Engineering, Cyber, and Advanced Communications capabilities for the warfighter. For more information on MAG Aerospace, please visit www.magaero.com.
About Idaho National Laboratory
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