UK Defense to seek help from startups to reduce Cyber Attack Surface

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United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) is busy calling startups that could help in shrinking its cyber attack surface by developing new hardware and software tools as per the current cyber landscape.

On Monday this week, the MoD’s Defense and Security Accelerator (DASA) announced that it would award a 9-month contract worth £300,000 to interested businesses that would help in bolstering its cyber defense.

The aim of the DSTL is to weed out any vulnerabilities in the current computer networks and systems and come with sophisticated technologies that dramatically help cut down the defense exposures to the prevailing cyber threats.

The MoD wants companies to come up with innovative ideas that are futuristic and applicable to the entire class of attack surfaces rather than addressing specific issues.

All interested parties should submit their proposals by March 2023 within Technical Readiness Level 4-7 and must clearly come up with a roadmap that will technically help in demonstrating the capabilities of the existing infrastructure.

NOTE 1- Britain’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced a fortnight ago that it has completed the first bug bounty program that helped it in tracking down and remediating vulnerabilities across the department’s network and 750,000 devices.

NOTE 2-MOD, which handles day to day running of armed forces, contingency plans and defense procurement, is assigned the duty to implement the defense policy set by Her Majesty’s Government aka the Government of the United Kingdom.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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