Raytheon, Virsec Launch Cybersecurity Collaboration For Government Users


Raytheon and Virsec are collaborating on a cybersecurity solution for government users and those who manage critical infrastructure.

San Jose, California-based Virsec is a cybersecurity company that offers a patented Trusted Execution technology designed to detect deviations in software applications caused by cyber intrusions. Raytheon will be working with Virsec to include Trusted Execution as part of its cybersecurity services to government.

Raytheon already provides government and private sector organizations with managed cybersecurity services as well as cyber hardening – a practice designed to make systems less vulnerable to cyber attack.

“Critical infrastructure – from the electrical grid to transportation – is under assault, and hackers are evading conventional security defenses,” said John DeSimone, vice president of Cybersecurity and Special Missions at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. “Commercial tools from companies like Virsec can help bridge the gap for our global government and commercial customers and provide effective protection against the growing cyber threat.”

Virsec has been providing cybersecurity services commercially since 2005. Trusted Execution technology protects memory and processes in real-time and instantly detects deviations in software applications. The company claims the process can also provide immediate forensics if incidents occur.

In March, the company closed a $24 million round of series B funding led by BlueIO with participating investors including Artiman Ventures, Amity Ventures, Raj Singh, and Boston Seed Capital. The company launched its Trusted Execution platform at RSA last week.