The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology branch has publishedÂ an “other transaction” solicitation for the development of cybersecurity tools forÂ U.S. financial systems as part of DHS’Â Silicon Valley Innovation Program.
DHS said in a FedBizOpps noticeÂ posted Nov. 21Â it seeksÂ Financial Services Cyber Security Active DefenseÂ ideas and technologies in the areas of intrusion deception, moving target defense, isolation and containment.
The effort comes underÂ DHS’Â Next Generation Cyber Infrastructure Apex ProgramÂ thatÂ aims to identify and buildÂ technologies that can work to helpÂ secure the country’s critical financial systemsÂ and address emerging cyber threats that affectÂ the industry.
NGCI Apex Program will offer technologies and tools for theÂ financial services sector to defend against adversaries that attempt to hack U.S. cyber systems and networks, the department noted.
SVIP works to help investors and entrepreneurs understand DHS’ complex problems as well as offers funding opportunities forÂ technology development efforts that support departmentÂ missions.