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IronNet Launches Cyber Defense Capabilities Into Space

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Space is the next cybersecurity frontier, and IronNet is the newest “Gold” member of the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC).

As a Space ISAC member, IronNet, a network detection and response company, is helping the global space community to identify and respond to cyber threats and mitigate risks to international space missions, the company said in a prepared statement.

As Erin Miller, Space ISAC executive director, explained:

“Space is the next frontier with many unknowns and potential threats, including cybersecurity risks. That’s why the Space ISAC is focused on building a strong foundation of cybersecurity from a knowledge pool with deep security expertise. IronNet expands on this expertise with its elite team of threat hunters and unique Collective Defense platform. As the newest member of the Space ISAC, IronNet offers a clear value to our membership and the space industry.”

Keeping Space Safe From Cyberattacks

With high volumes of sensitive data and intellectual property coursing through a vast supply chain, the space development industry faces accelerated cyber risk, IronNet asserts. Correspondingly, the IronNet Collective Defense Platform provides detection of new and unidentified cyberattack behaviors. It also provides a secure environment for real-time collaboration based on actionable attack intelligence.

General (Ret.) Keith Alexander, CEO and founder of IronNet, described the (space) mission ahead:

“IronNet is on a mission of collective defense spanning public and private industry globally and beyond. Within the space community, IronNet works to protect intellectual property, security operation centers and critical infrastructure essential to critical missions and exploration. Every day, IronNet's cyber solutions leverage advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to proactively defend our collective defense communities, their personnel and customers. We are proud to join the Space ISAC as the next step in this important work.”

The IronNet Collective Defense platform, powered by AWS, can identify anomalous behaviors and deliver actionable attack intelligence to all the other participants in the IronNet community, the company said. The platform serves as an early warning system for all participating companies and organizations. It also strengthens network security through correlated alerts, automated triage and extended hunt support.

More IronNet Advancements

IronNet recently introduced IronRadar, a solution that “fingerprints” a server to determine whether it is a command and control (C2) service while those servers are being stood up — even before initiation of a cyberattack, MSSP Alert reported. Developed by IronNet’s threat hunter team, IronRadar enriches the data by creating purpose-built intelligence updates to proactively block adversarial infrastructure.

IronNet, a member of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC), announced in August 2022 an information sharing partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). IronNet is deploying its Collective Defense platform to help the federal agency defend against increased cyber threats against U.S. interests.

IronNet employs a number of former NSA cybersecurity operators with offensive and defensive cyber experience while offering a managed security service partner program.

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.