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We draw from a wealth of deep technical expertise to create innovative solutions that address ever-evolving challenges.

Achieving secure cyber systems is a collaborative effort

Digital tools are seamlessly intertwined in our daily lives—how we work, shop, learn, socialize, and even receive medical care. The convenience of connectivity is not without its risks. Defending against sophisticated cyber adversaries requires strategy, timely information, and 24/7 awareness. MITRE draws from a wealth of deep technical expertise to create innovative solutions that address the ever-evolving challenges in cybersecurity. We advocate a multi-faceted, interactive approach—which, in turn, broadens our impact through the power of collaboration.

Why? Because we’ve been at the forefront of cyber defense since the very beginning. We know that working in partnership is crucial to national security, critical infrastructure, economic stability, and personal privacy. We serve as a trusted adviser across government and with other partners, as we have for decades. And since 2014, MITRE has operated the nation’s first and only FFRDC dedicated to cybersecurity and the advancement of secure technologies.

MITRE readies the worldwide community of cyber defenders.

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As part of our cybersecurity research in the public interest, MITRE has a 50-plus-year history of developing standards and tools used by the broad cybersecurity community. With frameworks like ATT&CK®, Engage™, D3FEND™, and CALDERA™ and a host of other cybersecurity tools, MITRE arms the worldwide community of cyber defenders. We give them vital information to thwart network intruders, build resiliency against future attacks, and develop assurance to overcome possible vulnerabilities. 

Our ATT&CK framework, which provides a free online knowledge base of cyber adversary behavior, is used worldwide. ATT&CK helped usher in the concept of threat-informed defense, which uses a deep understanding of adversary tradecraft and technology to protect against, detect, and mitigate cyber attacks. In 2019, MITRE Engenuity, our technical foundation, launched the Center for Threat-Informed Defense™ to expand our collaboration with the private sector, releasing our research findings for cyber defenders everywhere to use.

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