NXM Labs a pioneer in advanced cybersecurity software for smart devices which protects space infrastructure and IoT devices from cyberattacks introduced the NXM Autonomous Security platform. NXM has successfully demonstrated the capability of its cutting-edge technology to provide automatic protection of future Mars rowing machines and recovery from cyber-attacks through tests conducted in collaboration with Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Caltech manages the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Lt. General¬†Harry D. Raduege, Jr., USAF (Ret), former Director, Defense Information Systems Agency, and CIO for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Space Command commented, “NXM’s technology is game-changing. “NXM provides a new layer of cybersecurity that enables unified command and control, as well as data interoperability, providing an unprecedented capability that we have long sought but until now wasn’t possible.” Lt. General Raduege serves as an advisor to NXM.

JPL created the Athena test rover as part of NASA’s High Performance Spaceflight Computing (HPSC) programme, which aims to develop new computing technologies with far greater capabilities than current spaceflight computers. JPL engineers used the rover’s off-the-shelf NVIDIA Jetson edge AI platform’s advanced computing power to create innovative, machine learning-based applications for future Mars rovers. This includes artificial intelligence software that recognises objects of scientific interest as a vehicle travel through the Martian terrain, using vision-based navigation and path planning software to greatly extend the driving range of energy-limited rovers.

Scott Rankine, NXM’s President and Co-founder stated, “We’re thrilled to have collaborated with NASA JPL to show how our security can protect critical assets in space as well as here on Earth. Our unique zero-trust and zero-touch security software is chip and cloud agnostic, enabling device manufacturers and their component suppliers to easily and cost-effectively develop the industry’s most trustworthy products that can be deployed rapidly and remain secure for their entire operating lifetime.”