Industry Innovation: Neya Systems Unveils Development of Advanced Cybersecurity Solution for Autonomous Ground Vehicles

Applied Research Associate, Inc.’s (ARA) Neya Systems Division, a leading provider of off-road autonomy and mission planning software, today announced a strategic initiative to develop a groundbreaking cybersecurity standard for autonomous ground vehicles. This development effort will focus on enhancing the protection, mitigation, recovery, and adaptability of autonomous ground vehicles by applying Department of Defense (DoD) Zero Trust cybersecurity to the company’s autonomy software. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to advance the state of the art beyond existing automotive security, making Neya’s autonomous ground vehicles more secure than ever before.

To manage this complex task, Neya Systems will use the Autonomous Intelligent Cyber-defense Agent (AICA) reference architecture to apply cyber extensions to its Mission Planning and Management Software (MPMS), including pre-mission cyber security checklists and configuration; cyber security profile management, attack/defense response coordination and negotiation; and post-mission analysis for advanced cyber detection and hunting. 


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Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) was founded in 1979, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to offer science and engineering research to solve problems of national importance. ARA delivers leading-edge products and innovative solutions for national defense, energy, homeland security, aerospace, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. With over 2,000 employee-owners at locations in the U.S. and Canada, ARA offers a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, biomedical engineering, environmental technologies, and blast testing and measurement.