Software company LookingGlass Cyber Solutions has received a contract from the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to support US military cyberthreat hunting operations.

The Department of Defense (DoD) organisation DIU has chosen the company’s cyber threat intelligence and analytics platform, scoutSuite.

scoutSuite is an integrated platform designed to deliver customised cyber threat intelligence data. It will support efforts to improve the US military cyber threat analysts and operators’ mission effectiveness.

The five-year contract comes with a production-other transaction (P-OT) agreement, which allows the federal agencies to use the existing DoD cyber threat intelligence and analytics suite and services.

It was finalised in April this year and was issued based on the completion of the company’s threat intelligence and analytics prototype with DIU.

scoutSuite creates a threat modelling environment by integrating huge global internet data with threat actor capabilities and motivations.

This approach helps in the rapid prioritisation and operationalisation of threat intelligence and compromise indicators for advanced cyber analysis.

During the prototype and pilot, scoutSuite demonstrated its capability to eliminate analytical hindrances to partnership and information sharing. It significantly improved the use of commercial cyber data.

LookingGlass CEO Gilman Louie said: “Delivering an adversarial-oriented perspective in support of threat hunting operations over the past year to our partners across the US federal government was an inspirational and motivating challenge we were excited to tackle.

“We are proud to partner with DIU to accelerate the adoption of commercial technology across the department of defence and to strengthen the cybersecurity of the nation.”