R&K utilizes cyber security engineering which brings together aspects of systems engineering, operational security, software engineering, and acquisition to aid in developing secure systems. Becoming an R&D 100 winner in 2015 for Hyperion has only empowered us to continue our forward-thinking, proactive, and industry-leading development of cyber tools. We are constantly updating and improving our applications while also breaking new ground in cyber defense techniques. Click on Innovative Technologies for more information about our recent products.
R&K's Agile Development process has been interwoven with Cleanroom Software Engineering. The objective of Cleanroom Software Engineering (CSE) is to develop and certify high reliability, high-security software. The Cleanroom process creates software that approaches zero defects prior to first execution, a level of quality that permits testing to be repurposed from bug finding to scientific certification of software fitness for use. These properties of near-zero defects and scientific certification are hallmarks of Cleanroom. This mathematics-based engineering process stands in sharp contrast to the informal and ad hoc methods employed in much of software development.
Precise Specification: Rigorous methods such as box structures and sequenced-based specification are employed to permit hierarchical definition and validation of required system behavior prior to design.
Stepwise Design: Specifications are transformed into designs and implementations in a stepwise process guided by the structure theorem that localizes functionality for verification at every step.
Computational Verification: The R&K Hyperion System for software behavior computation can be employed to validate the programmed functionality of compiled binaries.
Human Verification: Computed verification is augmented by special team reviews that apply the correctness theorem to every structure in designs and implementations.
Statistical Testing: A testing process based on a statistical sampling of usage models permits scientifically valid projections of software quality in actual field use.
Incremental Development: Stepwise management based on the functional equivalence of specifications and their implementations permits increments to accumulate into the final system and shows earned value.