USAF awards small business innovation funding to Shift5

Shift5, Inc., a cybersecurity company has announced that it has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract from the US Air Force through its SBIR AFWERX technology innovation program, the company said.

This innovation program accelerates the development of cybersecurity technology for Air Force aircrafts and other operational technology (OT) platforms. The contract recognizes Shift5´s excellence in designing cybersecurity products that provide resilience for operational technology (OT) systems through continuous monitoring, intrusion detection, and intrusion prevention capabilities.

Shift 5 will use this award to conduct discovery, identify military customers, and collect demonstration requirements as required by Phase I funding awards.

Shift5 products defend OT platforms such as planes, trains, and tanks from cyber-attacks. Shift5 protects vulnerable embedded serial data buses within OT platforms through hardware and software.