The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) is collaborating with root9B to develop intrusion detection tools for industrial control systems (ICS).  It is hoped that the efforts will advance the available knowledge of ICS Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), and work to recognize and protect ICS systems from malicious threats.

Earl Eiland, root9B’s senior cybersecurity engineering and ICS expert, notes: “By improving IDS/IPS assessments, we are improving the overall IDS/IPS R&D process. By extension, ICS system attack resistance and mission assurance are increased.” Of working with the USAF Academy, he adds: “Our work with The Air Force Academy will help identify and mitigate malicious attacks that corrupt military, industrial, or commercial infrastructure, thereby averting costly and potentially life-threatening system and critical mission failures.”