nMeta is a new model based engineering startup out of New Orleans that provides research, services and solutions for architecture driven transformation, enterprise architecture, business re-engineering, cyber security, national defense and legacy modernization.
Founders Christopher Galliano and Kent Laursen met while working at Scientific Research Corporation. After a series of discussions between the two, nMeta was born. Both are committed to implementing model based solutions to defend the country’s mission critical networks and systems.
“If we don’t make the transition from code to designing, running and executing models, we will get left behind,” explains Galliano. “Other nations have already started taking the model based approach to designing, building and enhancing their defense systems.”
Models play an important role in the description of complex scenarios and are used extensively in the development and visualization of information systems. “They serve as a universal communication vehicle. Models, unlike standard code, can be seen,” Galliano continued.
After years of working in IT and Cyber Security, Galliano, who is a former U.S. Naval Officer, realized merging these disciplines within the OMG standards and model based systems engineering was the future.
Recently, nMeta announced a partnership with the Louisiana State University Transformation Technology and Cyber Research Center. The company will be contributing Modeling and Simulation expertise to design a group of innovative and powerful technologies that can enhance cyber security for the United States and its interests.
Galliano says the modeling community is small, “and the defense modeling community is even smaller.” nMeta heard that LSU was working hard to develop their cyber program and then set up a meeting with the new director, Jeff Moulton. They have since collaborated on several initiatives.
nMeta’s integrated approach to cyber security provides both a top down and bottom up orientation to assessment, analysis and risk reduction that is able to help protect against the multiphase attack vectors of modern cyber attackers.
“The simultaneous manifestation of top down and bottom up cyber protection empowers holistic, traceable analytics and monitoring capabilities, producing findings that are not obtainable from one direction. This bidirectional approach enables targeted prevention, monitoring and mediation where the scope of cyber threat prevention can be accurately prioritized by risk, architectural context and operational importance. This targeting allows for more efficient and cost effective cyber security enabling lower TCO with higher ROI,” said Laursen.