Ky company guards military against hackers

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A Bowling Green company is serving as the front line of defense for military computers against hackers and malware.

EWA Government Systems Inc., uses 14 people to find and neutralize computer intrusions for the U.S. Department of Defense.

The company's vice president of intelligent operations, Ed Tivol, told the Daily News the company aims to defeat what are known as "script kiddies." Tivol describes those as professionals who are state-sponsored computer terrorists around the world. The U.S. Department of Defense often asks for third-party monitors to handle those problems.

The company is located in the Western Kentucky University Small Business Accelerator. While much of the work is classified, Tivol says the company does try to mitigate an attack in real time.

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