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root9B Announces Collaborative Effort with United States Air Force Academy

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."