The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is holding a collaboration event for the Predictive Cyber Analytics competition to foster collaborative projects with the potential to bid into phase two of the competition. Suppliers funded under Phase one of the competition will be delivering a short presentation on the work they are undertaking.]
To participate register here.
Phase 1 of the Predictive C.yber Analytics Competition, which launched in August last year, sought proposals to:
* predict the most likely cyber events, preferably with a focus on forecasting future cyber threats attacks, events and actions allowing defence and security to better prepare for, anticipate and counter future threats;
* predict optimal defensive cyber-action;
* use the predictions to enable proactive defence in a hostile and contested cyber-environment, thereby reducing the impact of an attack and it’s likelihood of success.
Seven bids were successful with total funding of just under £1 million awarded. Phase 2 of the competition will be launching later this year and will be open to both new and existing suppliers.
A thousand times bigger, but primarily concerned with conventional weapons and sytems, the Defence Secretary has announced a £1.3 billion boost for military equipment testing, training and evaluation sites part of an existing £5.6 billion deal covering 16 MOD-owned testing sites through its Long Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA) with QinetiQ. The MOD also agreed investments, worth £190 million to improve capability resilience and to ensure that the Test and Evaluation sites around the country, including MOD Pendine in Wales, MOD British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (BUTEC) at Kyle of Lochalsh in Scotland, and MOD Boscombe Down in England, remain fully operational. It is to be hoped that cyber-security testing of systems will be covered within these sums.