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CounterCraft Awarded Agreement with World’s Top Defense Client, U.S. Department of Defense

CounterCraft Awarded Agreement with World’s Top Defense Client, the U.S. Department of Defense

We are proud to announce that CounterCraft will be working with the U.S. Department of Defense to dramatically enhance cyber threat detection and intelligence-gathering capabilities. We have been awarded an Other Transaction (OT) agreement by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), which prototyped CounterCraft’s capabilities in the use of deception technology to prevent cyber attacks targeting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

The capability to elicit high-grade threat intel from cyber attackers is a game changer. U.S. cyber operators’ repeated use of the CounterCraft platform is a validation of our vision and security engineering, and is a source of great pride for our company. The agreement comes as CounterCraft is expanding our U.S. footprint, opening a new branch on American soil to support forward-leaning clients looking for the best in security innovation.

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.

The contract with DIU went forward in record time. It’s impressive to see our technology adopted at the speed of relevance by one of the world’s top cybersecurity powers.
– David Barroso, co-founder and CEO

Our award-winning and innovative Cyber Deception Platform uses sophisticated deception environments to detect and alert unauthorized adversarial activity. We are truly the global leader in deception-powered threat intelligence and active defense technology, as is evinced by this latest contract.

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.

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