Government invests in security

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded an $11 million grant to Network Associates Inc. to develop new technologies for information system security.

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 statement.

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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