Off-road Autonomous Ground Vehicles, Secured

Adapt to Changing Threats with Autonomous, Intelligent Cyber Autonomy

Autonomous ground vehicles rely heavily on software, sensors, and communication systems to operate. As with any connected device, hackers can exploit the vulnerabilities present within an autonomous ground vehicle’s software or systems, leading to unauthorized access, data theft, remote manipulation – or even a complete takeover of the vehicle’s functions.

Developed, trained and tested using Neya’s Virtual Integration and Simulation Environment (VISE®), Neya cyberautonomy applies the new Department of Defense Zero Trust cybersecurity architecture to enhance the protection, mitigation, recovery and adaptability of autonomous ground vehicles—making Neya’s vehicles more secure than ever before.

Cyber Autonomous Response and Recovery System

At Neya, we are introducing the Cyber Autonomous Response and Recovery System (CARRS) to autonomous vehicle platforms. The role of CARRS is to evaluate and enforce Zero Trust policies and actively respond to detected high fidelity threats. CARRS is a kit that will be attached to the vehicle’s autonomy stack, and will dynamically issue vehicle profile or configuration changes during a mission in the case of a security policy violation or detected threat.

Key Program Features

Built on DoD Zero Trust cybersecurity architecture

Managed using the Autonomous Intelligent Cyber Agent (AICA)

Supports the complete autonomous cyber mission plan/lifecycle

Identifies threats and risks to autonomous vehicle missions

Hardened against malware and resistant to compromise

The development of Zero Trust cybersecurity strategies, complete with autonomous cyber detection, protection, response, and recovery, is critical to the safety and security of autonomous ground vehicles.

Neya’s cybersecurity software is designed to be a completely self-contained cyber defender, capable of autonomously hunting, reporting, and defending threats that can exploit or disrupt missions.  

To manage this complex task, Neya Systems is using 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, and attack/defense response coordination and negotiation.

Learn more about our innovative autonomy solutions for unmanned systems.

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