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AUSTIN, Texas – November 20, 2017 – Praetorian (http://www.praetorian.com), a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity solutions, today announced it will be working with Southwest Research Institute in support of a $750,000 contract award received from the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to help state and local agencies address cyberattack risks on current transportation systems and those posed by future connected vehicles. TRB is a unit of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, a nonprofit organization that provides independent, objective, and interdisciplinary solutions to improve transportation.
The two-year project will develop guidance for state and local transportation agencies on: (1) mitigating the risks from cyberattacks on the field side of traffic management systems (including traffic signal systems, intelligent transportation systems, vehicle-to-infrastructure systems [V2I], and closed-circuit television systems) and (2) informing the agency’s response to an attack.
“Cybersecurity is critical for the next wave of innovation to reach its full market potential,” said Paul Jauregui, vice president of Praetorian. “We believe that today’s security will enable tomorrow’s technological progress across smart cities and connected vehicles by providing leaders the assurance needed to accelerate innovation and move to scale with confidence.”
Praetorian’s team consists of industry-leading researchers with deep cybersecurity expertise, including engineers with prior experience at the NSA, the CIA, federal research laboratories, and across all major industry verticals. Key members of Praetorian’s bench bring decades of combined experience performing security assessments of embedded devices, proprietary communication protocols, and complicated network environments.
Guidance developed by this research will seek to address the vulnerability of field devices (e.g., traffic signal controllers and cabinets, dynamic message signs, V2I roadside units, weigh-in-motion systems, road-weather information systems, remote processing and sensing units, and other IP-addressable devices), field communications networks, and field-to-center communications.
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