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KBR to Strengthen Australian Defence Force’s Cyber Worthiness through New Supplier Agreement   

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KBR is helping strengthen the cyber worthiness of the Australian Defence Force through a new partnership with Cognition Analytics, a veteran owned Brisbane software business.  

KBR has invested in the development of Cognition Analytica’s ‘Achilles’, a bespoke cyber terrain mapping tool that makes cyber worthiness visible. Achilles enables rapid analysis of the threat environment and can be applied to any major defence platform or military operating system.   

Cyber worthiness enables Defence platforms, systems and networks to continue operating effectively in contested cyber environments. Cyber terrain maps assist in better understanding and safeguarding against cyber threats to prevent threats to critical systems and capabilities.  

Achilles complements KBR’s extensive cyber capabilities which include modelling, strategic advice and analysis of supply-chain security, critical asset protection and all-hazard risk reduction. Achilles was recently demonstrated to the Royal Australian Navy with KBR team members spending several days on board a warship.   

Vice President Government Solutions APAC Nic Maan said:  

“Like air worthiness for aircraft and sea worthiness for ships, cyber worthiness enables Defence platforms, systems and networks to continue operating effectively in contested cyber environments.   

“Achilles combined with KBR’s existing cyber capabilities means that we can not only better identify threats but also provide rapid, robust and cost-effective advice to mitigate threats and maintain the integrity of the platform.  

“We see enormous opportunity to support the Australian Defence Force through this agreement.”  

Managing Director of Cognition Analytica James Alexander said: 

“The Achilles platform’s ability to map and 3D model interconnected digital systems against protective cyber frameworks and standards is a pivotal game-changer in visualising and maintaining cyber worthiness.  

“Achilles not only renders complex and critical systems in 3D, its dash-boarded functionality enables rapid command decision-making, ensuring the cyber worthiness and digital integrity of any Defence asset or platform is maintained. 

“As a sovereign Australian company, Cognition Analytica is proud to be working with KBR to support the Australian Defence Force safeguard the digital systems of its strategic assets and platforms.” 

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