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Applied Cyber Research and Development

Invictus Labs specializes in applied research and tailored software engineering.  Our applied cyber research currently focuses on four main areas and is focused on enhancing our support for cyber operations.  Invictus engineers also manage and conduct testing in customer-sponsored labs that include testing on Industrial Control Systems (ICS)/Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) appliances and security testing on software-defined networks and telecommunication technologies to include 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Vulnerability Research (VR)
Invictus conducts ongoing research on a variety of devices to examine and investigate software and hardware to determine potential vulnerabilities resulting in unintended outcomes.  We offer and have provided this research as a “streaming” service to several customers which has enhanced their opportunities and capabilities in their respective cyber mission areas.   Invictus Labs can provide specific platform-based research and can expand our lab by leveraging partner companies to address a wide range of platforms and technologies.

Forensic Analysis & Characterization Testing (FACT)/ Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V)
Invictus conducts 3rd party Verification and Validation (V&V) of capabilities that support our customers.  Our engineers forensically examine new technologies and tools at a code level to optimize the security and functionality of technologies and tools before being transitioned or deployed in operational environments.  Invictus Labs’ unique approach and use of experienced cyber operations personnel have been highlighted by customers for providing more advanced assessments than competing companies for similar testing.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
Invictus incorporates novel AI and ML algorithms into our VR and has proposed their use in several USG research programs.  We partner with leading universities, FFRDCs, and partner companies that are leading different areas of AI/ML research as it applies to specific mission areas supporting cyber operations.  The Invictus Cyber Lab provides the cyber operations mission experience to better focus the research and integrate the resulting technologies into platforms and systems being used by Cyber Mission Forces (CMF).

Operational Testing & Range Support
In partnership with New Mexico Technical University (New Mexico Tech), Invictus can conduct operational testing at the Playas Training and Research Center (PTRC) in Playas, NM.  The PTRC is a 41 square-mile research and field laboratory.  Airspace is uncongested and our partner, New Mexico Tech, has demonstrated experience managing special use airspace above the facility.  The facility allows for live testing of cyber equipment and tools in a physical environment where clutter can be controlled.  This environment also allows for exercises to combine the physical and virtual environments connecting to virtual ranges once initial access points have been achieved.

Tailored Software Engineering
Invictus performs Tailored Software Engineering supporting our clients’ most critical missions.  Invictus conducts bespoke software development of capabilities that span the breadth of the private and commercial cyber industry field; from capability development, tool integration & testing, to platform modification and DevOps service support.  Invictus does maintain a catalog of capabilities to satisfy urgent mission requirements (available upon request) and can adjust and tailor those capabilities rapidly, as needed.