The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency has awarded a contract to Leonardo MW worth 3.1 million GBP to refresh tools used to investigate cyber attacks on NATO networks.
Under this contract, Leonardo will refresh the NATO Cyber Security Centre's Forensic Investigative Tools (FIT), which are used to gather evidence of attempts to intrude into NATO's networks. This project will replace obsolete equipment and refresh the platforms used by the Centre's analysts.
"This capability is an essential tool for defending NATO networks and understanding threats to the security of NATO information. We look forward to working with Leonardo to bring this refresh of an important capability into service," said Fred Jordan, Head of the Cyber Security Programme Delivery Branch, NATO Cyber Security Centre.
This project is part of the Capability Package (CP) 120 Programme, which is designed to refresh all NATO communications and information security systems in a phased approach.
"Each phase of the CP120 Programme includes important capability refreshments or enhancements. This contract award is another important step in this Programme's goals, and we are collaborating closely with industry at every step of the way," said Tyson McWha, Head of the Cyber Security Project Management Section, NATO Cyber Security Centre.
Leonardo will begin work on the contract in January 2021.
About the NATO Cyber Security Centre: The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency runs the NATO Cyber Security Centre. The Centre defends NATO networks 24/7, and is on the frontlines of responding to threats to NATO networks. The Centre is staffed by around 200 personnel dedicated to securing NATO's networks.