Autonomous Resilient Cyber Defence (ARCD)

Calling organisations with potential innovations in science and technology, who can support the Autonomous Resilient Cyber Defence (ARCD) project!

Frazer-Nash has commenced year three of the four-year ARCD research project, leading the MOD’s research into Generation-After-Next (GAN) Cyber Defence concepts.

ARCD is funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) with the goal to develop self-defending, self-recovering concepts for military operational platforms and technologies and an aspiration to achieve ‘Full Auto’ Cyber Defence.

Due to both the increasing complexity of military networks and systems and the sophisticated approaches of aggressors, it is becoming increasingly difficult for cyber defenders to respond quickly and effectively to incidents. ARCD aims to mitigate these threats by compiling advanced and novel research that can be matured to be applied into defence environments.

The project objectives are to achieve the following:

  • The creation of a concept demonstrator capable of autonomously responding to cyber-attacks in the context of a military environment and mission.
  • Enhance cyber and Machine Learning (ML) skills in the UK supply chain.
  • Further developing understanding of strengths and limitations of ML technologies and their application into Cyber Defence.

Delivered through the Serapis Lot 6 framework, Frazer-Nash currently has over 45 suppliers on more than 50 contracts across many areas. Please click the boxes below for further information:

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ARCD Newsletter

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ARCD is a dual track project. Frazer-Nash are responsible for Track 1 and our partner, QinetiQ, are leading Track 2, responsible for performing the experimentation and evaluation of the concept demonstrator capabilities. QinetiQ have created environments to train and demonstrate concepts with the tools to measure the concept performance. For more information on Track 2, please click here.

*Please note the above newsletter is an overview of our technical output and as such contains complex detail, particularly in the tasking overview. If you have questions please reach out to the respective technical lead of the area or email us using the contact box above.