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Colorado Springs company joins forces with academy to counter cyberattacks

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Colorado Springs-based cybersecurity provider root9B announced Monday that it will work with the Air Force Academy to develop technology to counter cyberattacks.

Under the agreement, root9B and the academy will create a research team to recognize and protect industrial control systems from threats and add to existing information on intrusion detection and protection for industrial control systems, according to a root9B news release. Company personnel will mentor cadets on research designed to evaluate capabilities for intrusion and detection systems that are beyond current technology.

"Our work with the Air Force Academy will help identify and mitigate malicious attacks that corrupt military, industrial or commercial infrastructure, thereby averting costly and potentially life threatening system and critical mission failures," Earl Eiland, root9B's senior cybersecurity engineering and industrial control system expert, said in the release.

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