Perspecta Secures DARPA Cyber Hunting Contract

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Dr. Petros Mouchtaris, Perspecta Labs

Perspecta Inc. announced its research arm Perspecta Labs was awarded a prime contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to support the Cyber-Hunting at Scale, or CHASE, program. The goal of the CHASE program is to develop dynamic, real-time tools that can successfully defend large-scale, distributed networks from cyber threats.

The 4-year contract, which has a base value of $4.7 million, calls for Perspecta Labs to develop, demonstrate and evaluate data-driven real-time cyber-hunting tools.

“This new work builds on Perspecta Labs’ research experience, technology expertise and implementation capabilities on past cyber work with DARPA,” said Petros Mouchtaris, president of Perspecta Labs. “We look forward to working closely with DARPA on this critical work to harden distributed networks.”

Specifically, the company plans to design and develop WILEE, a set of components for detecting threats. The company said its WILEE solution will accelerate the hunt process by translating high-level threat descriptions into concrete implementation using a variety of sophisticated analytic techniques.

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