ObjectSecurity’ today announced that it has been awarded a UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract to carry out research related to agile Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) accreditation. The project was awarded by MoD’s Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) and is managed by MoD’s Defence Technology and Innovation Centre (DTIC). The contract award underscores ObjectSecurity’s innovative defence / civilian “dual use” capabilities in the areas model-driven security and secure integration (e.g. SOA), which have previously been demonstrated in projects with the US Naval Research Lab, with RTI for the US Navy & US Air Force, and with ESG for the German Bundeswehr.
Lack of “agile SOA accreditation” methods and tools have been identified by leading trade bodies (e.g. by ISSA, Cyber Security KTN, Security Network) as one of the top two concerns related to SOA and security. The other top concern, the lack of manageable SOA security policy management tools, is already tackled by ObjectSecurity’s OpenPMF product & solution. It is anticipated that the results of this project will be commercially available as part of future OpenPMF releases, and that they will be “dual use”.