BAE Systems to help the Center for Threat-Informed Defense with its work on cyberattacks defense

BAE Systems to help the Center for Threat-Informed Defense with its work on cyberattacks defense

(PRESS RELEASE) MCLEAN, VA, U.S.A., 20-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, has announced it will become a research sponsor of MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense helping them further in the development of resources that work and protect against cyber-attacks.

The Center was launched in 2019 in response to feedback from the cybersecurity community for a non-commercial, non-profit focal point that would sustain and accelerate the evolution of publicly available resources critical to cyber defenders. Since its inception, the Center and its members have produced and released a broad array of freely available resources and tools designed to help cyber defenders get ahead and stay ahead of adversaries.

BAE Systems’ research collaboration will build on the MITRE ATT&CK® framework as the foundation for a threat-informed defense approach and look to identify trends in attacker behaviour that can inform the threat intelligence community.

Over the past six years, BAE Systems has produced over 500 detailed research reports based on cases from its incident response team and threat intel investigations. Tactics and techniques have been extracted from these using the MITRE ATT&CK framework, with tactics such as Command and Control and Defense Evasion being most common.

Dr. Adrian Nish, head of cyber at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence said: “Cyber threats continue to plague organizations, companies, municipalities, and governments around the world. Attackers are using new technologies and defending networks requires greater resources and attention to detail. Continual research and collaboration by the best and brightest in the field to secure the cyber world is critical and we look forward to working with the Center in this great fight.”

Richard Struse, Center director, said: “The Center for Threat-Informed Defense brings together the best security teams from around the world to identify and solve the most-pressing problems facing cyber defenders.  We’re excited that BAE Systems employees from both its Applied Intelligence and Intelligence & Security teams have joined our efforts to change the game on adversaries by helping improve our collective ability to prevent, detect, and respond to cyberattacks.”


Notes to Editors:

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence 
At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations. For further information about BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, please visit

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security 
BAE Systems Intelligence & Security delivers a broad range of solutions and services enabling militaries and governments to successfully carry out their missions. The company provides large-scale systems engineering, integration, and sustainment services across air, land, sea, space, and cyber domains. Visit for more information.

About the Center for Threat-Informed Defense
The Center is a non-profit, privately funded research and development organization operated by MITRE Engenuity. The Center’s mission is to advance the state of the art and the state of the practice in threat-informed defense globally. Comprising participant organizations from around the globe with highly sophisticated security teams, the Center builds on MITRE ATT&CK, an important foundation for threat-informed defense used by security teams and vendors in their enterprise security operations.

Media contacts:

Nick Haigh, BAE Systems
M: +44 (0) 7525 3909782

For North America:  
Brad Grantham, BAE Systems
M: (919) 519-8528

Maria McGregor, BAE Systems
M: (619) 207-8915



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