Government invests in security
- By Brian Fonseca
- Sep 07, 2000
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded an $11 million
grant to Network Associates Inc. to develop new technologies for information
Network Associates' NAI Labs, Santa Clara, Calif., will use the grant to
develop information assurance and intrusion survivability technologies during
the next two years for military, government and commercial use, according
to a statement released by the company.
"With the number of security breaches on the rise, companies need to trust
that their systems are working at the utmost capacity, and the technologies
and tools that we're developing will do just that," Terry Benzel, vice president
of advanced security research and director of NAI Labs, said in Tuesday's
Information assurance is trust that security technology will work as it
should, while knowing about and possibly allowing for likely threats.
Intrusion survivability is described as the capability of a system to continue
providing service after an intrusion.
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