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Sentar, DOE laboratory join in cyber protection

HUNTSVILLE – Huntsville-based Sentar and Idaho National Laboratory have partnered to help protect government assets from cyber attacks.

Sentar is the first Department of Defense contractor licensed to use the laboratory’s Consequence-driven Cyber-informed Engineering (CCE) methodology.

“Like cities and communities across the country, the Department of Defense relies on critical infrastructure systems to maintain mission readiness,” said INL Associate Laboratory Director Zach Tudor. “Protecting our national defense capabilities from advanced cyberthreats is one of our top priorities at Idaho National Laboratory.

“We are proud to partner with Sentar to expand CCE’s impact in this pivotal space.”

The 2022 National Defense Authorization Act requires all DoD infrastructure owners to comply with this mandate. The first step requires mapping the mission-relevant cyber terrain for operational technology and related control systems.

The partnership with INL, which is part of the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, will expand Sentar’s service offerings and provide end-to-end cybersecurity solutions in challenging operational environments.

INL is the nation’s center for nuclear energy research and development, and also performs research in each of DOE’s strategic goal areas of energy, national security, science and the environment.

“Idaho National Laboratory provides a foundational capability within our integrated solution via its Consequence-driven, Cyber-informed Engineering methodology,” said Sentar Vice President Vincent Mihalik. “It provides a starting point for the identification of mission-essential tasks and maps critical operational technology capabilities to assets and networks to mitigate high-consequence events.

“We are grateful for the collaborative partnership we have with INL in developing an industry leading capability to secure our nation’s critical infrastructure.”

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