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root9B Announces Collaborative Effort with United States Air Force Academy

2016-10-24 07:00 ET - News Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- root9B, a root9B Technologies (OTCQB: RTNB) company and leading provider of advanced Cybersecurity products, services, and training for commercial and government clients, announced a collaborative effort with United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) to develop effective Intrusion Detection Tools for Industrial Control Systems (ICS).  Working with USAFA, root9B will advance the overall body of knowledge needed to effectively design, configure, and conduct ICS Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS) evaluations.  To achieve this objective, root9B is helping USAFA establish an interdisciplinary research team of USAFA faculty, cadets, and root9B personnel to recognize and protect ICS systems from malicious threats. root9B plans to mentor cadets on research designed to evaluate ICS IDS/IPS capabilities that are currently beyond the capabilities of today's industry.

"By improving IDS/IPS assessments, we are improving the overall IDS/IPS R&D process," said root9B's Senior Cybersecurity Engineering and ICS expert Earl Eiland. "By extension, ICS system attack resistance and mission assurance are increased.  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."

About root9B

Ranked as the #1 Cybersecurity company for three consecutive quarters by Cybersecurity Ventures (Jan 2016), root9B stands in defiance of the unwanted human presence within our clients' networks by attacking the root of the problem—the adversary's ability to gain entry and remain undetected. root9B's application of advanced technology developed through cutting-edge R&D and engineering and refined through relevant, hands-on training is revolutionary. root9B combines cutting-edge technology, tactics development, specialty tools, and deep mission experience. root9B personnel leverage their extensive backgrounds in the U.S. Intelligence Community to conduct advanced vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, digital forensics, incident response, Industrial Control System (ICS) security, and active adversary pursuit (HUNT) engagements on networks worldwide. For more information, visit www.root9B.com.

About root9B Technologies, Inc.
root9B Technologies (OTCQB: RTNB) is a leading provider of Cybersecurity and Regulatory Risk Mitigation Services. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries root9B and IPSA International, root9B Technologies delivers results that improve productivity, mitigate risk and maximize profits. Its clients range in size from Fortune 100 companies to mid-sized and owner-managed businesses across a broad range of industries including local, state and government agencies. For more information, visit www.root9btechnologies.com

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