Bechtel Opens Cyber Lab to Help Secure Critical Infrastructure Software and Equipment

Bechtel has established a cybersecurity laboratory in a move to help secure equipment and software at critical facilities such as chemical plants, government buildings and power stations.

The new lab seeks to adopt Bechtel’s strategies in helping government clients develop and implement platforms designed to comply with the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Risk Management Framework, the company said Thursday.

Chad Hartman, a program director at Bechtel’s government services business, said that the cybersecurity lab will use technology to test and secure critical systems in a safe environment as well as create resilient equipment for customers.

Bechtel also signed a research agreement to provide George Mason University students access to the firm’s cybersecurity lab.

“The laboratory will provide research and internship opportunities for our students and open up a potential talent pipeline for Bechtel in a rapidly growing field,” said Robert Osgood, director of George Mason University’s computer forensics program.

This story was originally published on March 6, 2017.

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