DARPA RADICS PROGRAM

Red Balloon provided embedded defense to protection relays, RTUs and network equipment to increase device protection, detect attacks and bring device level forensics.

Protecting the power grid

CLIENT

DARPA

YEAR

2018-2020

The Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization Systems (RADICS) program aimed to solve one of the most difficult problems in infrastructure cybersecurity: how to restart an electrical grid that was shut down by a cyberattack—while the attackers are trying to stop you. Red Balloon Security worked closely with device manufacturers, electrical utilities, and US Government agencies to deploy its cybersecurity software on mission-critical devices in the electrical grid, and participated in multiple full-scale exercises, defending a RADICS created power grid from mock attackers.