The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently kicked off its Cyber Assured Systems Engineering (CASE) programme, with the aim of building cyber resiliency into defence programmes at a systems level.
CASE was announced by DARPA last year. It will investigate how cyber-security techniques can be applied in a broad, scalable fashion, making cyber resiliency a ‘non-functional property’ at the system level. Cyber would be an essential component of any defence system’s design right from the outset, no matter what role is intended for the system.
The idea is to design new engineering workflows and tools to assist in the design of systems, ensuring cyber resiliency plays a key role in each stage of the process.