A Northrop Grumman-led team of cybersecurity specialists has won a rapid prototyping event that focused on identifying potentially malicious binaries in a simulated U.S. Cyber Command battlefield.
Northrop said Thursday its team developed a malware detection and attribution prototype to send malware signatures back to an offensive team that modified the binaries distributed during The Chameleon and the Snake competition, which was conducted at the DreamPort facility in Maryland from Sept. 17 to 20.
The defensive team also leveraged the sample malware attribution system to identify original exemplar binaries and determine if they possessed malicious features or not.
Ginger Wierzbanowski, vice president of intelligence solutions, cyber and intelligence mission solutions at Northrop, said the company continues to develop ways to showcase its cybersecurity skillsets in realistic environments.
She added that Northrop anticipates more opportunities to further demonstrate its understanding of the cyber battlefield and USCYBERCOM’s missions.
The contractor aims to participate in the next DreamPort rapid prototyping event in early November.