We are proud to announce that CounterCraft has been awarded a production contract in order to more easily scale our deception technology solution across the United States Department of Defense.
This contract is the next step from our prototype contract through the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), and proof that our deception technology continues to meet mission-critical performance requirements, allowing the DoD to enhance cyber threat detection and intelligence-gathering capabilities.
The DoD chose CounterCraft after an industry-wide down selection process to meet key mission-critical performance requirements, such as:
- Advanced Threat Detection and Response
- Local Indicators of Compromise
- Machine-Readable Threat Intelligence
- Proactive Threat Hunting
- Active Attacker Engagement
This contract allows our award-winning and innovative Cyber Deception Platform to be used not just with back-office software but high-priority operational units. This move to a production contract means CounterCraft will provide not just software licensing but technology, servicing, training, support and production-level resilience to the DoD.
“We created CounterCraft to make sure we had the most flexible and powerful deception technology in the world today. Its rapid rollout within the DoD shows our proven capability in the field, and underlines the success that we have had working for national security.”
-David Barroso, co-founder and CEO
CounterCraft has built specific enhancements to their deception technology to deal with mission critical performance requirements from the US DoD. These make the platform applicable to defense and national security clients thanks to its ability to work on air-gapped systems and unique technology features that make it virtually impossible to detect.
The production OT contract is a result of an early-2019 prototype OT contract with DIU. DIU’s mission is to prototype and then scale cutting-edge commercial technology for use in the national security domain. Working with our strategic subcontractor, Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN), a leader in cybersecurity support to the DoD, CounterCraft is ready to deliver the same capability to many other organizations across the DoD and potentially across the U.S. Government.
“Deception technology will give our warfighters a decision advantage in the future combat environment,” said Paul Decker, president of Parsons’ defense and intelligence sector. “Partnered with CounterCraft for years to come, we’re excited to see this revolutionary capability become operational.”
DIU is an organization within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) focused on identifying novel commercial technology solutions and deploying them rapidly across the Department. CounterCraft will work with the DIU and various U.S. operational units to enhance the mission effectiveness of military personnel by providing DoD cybersecurity operators with access to CounterCraft’s platform-based technology, capable of withstanding an ongoing cyber attack, and gathering proactive intelligence about malicious actors.
What is Active Defense?
We believe active defense is the way forward in cybersecurity, thanks to its technique agnostic nature and endless adaptability. This is a concept that has been co-opted from military terminology and is defined by the U.S. Department of Defense as a strategy that deploys proactive defensive actions and denies an adversary a contested area or position. How is this achieved? Through the use of cyber deception, adversary engagement and cyber defense capabilities. Active defense is an excellent cybersecurity strategy for organizations across nearly every industry.
More About the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) accelerates the adoption of commercial technology and methodologies into the U.S. military to strengthen the nation’s security. DIU connects the Department of Defense partners with leading technology companies to prototype and transition commercial solutions into the field within 12 to 24 months. Learn more at www.diu.mil.