Virtual Cyber Threat Reduction Environments Becoming Vital Tools
Raytheon Intelligence & Space is launching a new hardware emulation and software analysis tool, DejaVM, that provides a virtualised environment to evaluate and reduce cyber threats against mission-critical systems in a modern networked space, the company announced on 6 October.
DejaVM enables system-level cyber testing without requiring access to the limited number of highly specialized physical hardware assets. The tool creates an emulation environment that virtualises complex systems to support automated cyber testing. DejaVM focuses on improving software development, testing and security via its advanced analysis features.
“The complexity of cyber threats that organisations face continues to escalate, demanding more sophisticated solutions to evaluate and reduce threats to those missions,” observed John DeSimone, VP of Cybersecurity, Training and Services at RI&S. “This robust virtual environment helps our customers do exactly that.”
DejaVM provides an infrastructure that can be used to virtualise any system, supplying advanced debugging capabilities not possible on the actual platform. Any code within the system can be debugged, memory can be modified, and vulnerabilities can be detected wherever they occur.
“Our team of experts has worked tirelessly to launch DejaVM to enable customers to emulate critical network systems to identify and mitigate cyber vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by our adversaries,” explained Teresa Shea, the company’s VP of Cyber Offense and Defense Experts (CODEX). “Now more than ever, virtual cyber threat reduction environments are critical to protecting the systems our work and lives rely upon.”