US Air Force to deploy cybercontrol system using HP technology


US Air Force to deploy cybercontrol system using HP technology

Warwick Ashford

The US Air Force (USAF) is to deploy a cybercontrol system (CCS) to identify cyberthreats to US cyberspace and other strategic information.

The CCS, which is a key part of the USAF's cyberwarfare strategy, will monitor network activity and defence operations in any attack on US information infrastructure.

The system, to be integrated, tested and deployed by HP Enterprise Services in a 12-month, $9m (£6.17bn) project, will enable USAF officials to recommend real-time responses when faced with network intrusions or attacks.

"The US Air Force needs the ability to make critical decisions about networking protection instantaneously using the most accurate information available," said Dennis Stolkey, senior vice-president, US public sector, HP Enterprise Services.

"HP's cybercontrol system is designed specifically for these needs and shows our commitment to innovation in cybersecurity, as well as the support of the USAF's mission to 'Fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace," he said.

CCS will be developed and deployed in a phased approach, but when fully implemented, will provide the USAF Cyber Command Center with comprehensive, real-time cybercommand and control capabilities.

The CCS has been designed to carry out automated predictive actions in anticipation of developing threats and share information with other environments, such as the Air Operation Center, US Cyber Command and US Strategic Command.

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