FoxGuard Solutions, Inc. was awarded a grant from the Department of Defense to develop a “Cybersecurity Platform for Energy Management and Control Systems”. The program is through the Secretary of Defenses Office and is targeted at protecting military installations across the world of cyber-attack.
About ESTCP: The Program’s goal is to identify and demonstrate the most promising innovative and cost-effective technologies and methods that address DoD’s high-priority cyber security requirements.
DoD need: The Department of Defense (DoD) is the largest single consumer of energy in the United States. It operates over 500,000 buildings and structures with diverse inventory encompassing barracks, commissaries, data centers, office buildings, laboratories, and aircraft maintenance depots. A majority of these bases are largely dependent on a commercial power grid that is vulnerable to disruption from cyber-attacks, aging infrastructure, weather-related events and direct attack. In an effort to reduce energy costs, increase security and improve energy resiliency, DoD has adopted a cyber security strategy for fixed installations.
FoxGuard Solutions was tasked with researching, developing, and demonstrating technology and techniques to identify and monitor BacNet field controllers for vulnerabilities, continuous monitoring of security controls, identify patches for Building Automation Systems software, hardware and firmware, while also facilitating the deployment of those patches.
Building Automation System Asset Discovery
BacNet Vulnerability Scanning
Patching Building Automation Systems
Continuous Monitoring of Cyber Security Controls
The program is based around the Risk Management Framework (RMF) to help DoD control system owners continuously monitor Building Automation Systems for vulnerabilities.