The systems and networks the Navy must protect, its “cyber platform,” is complex and daunting in size. More than 500,000 computers are connected to their networks. The cyber platform includes ship’s hulls, and OT (Operation Technology) control of mechanical and electrical systems – such as those that control steering and power. This also includes weapons and navigation systems, aviation systems, and the technology controlling physical devices on bases and facilities; external control systems of all types.
With today’s rapidly evolving threats, ensuring complete security is impossible. Instead of attempting to address every possible weakness in its cyber defenses, they are executing a cyber resilience strategy that will enable it to “fight through” inevitable compromises.
Current Blog Topics on Cybersecurity: Defense/U.S. Navy:
30 Jan 2019
The breakthrough is TrustWrx . It effectively “firewalls” the entire communications channel. TrustWrx provides an architecture for secure communications where the fraudsters simply cannot operate. Simply put, if they cannot connect or talk to a server or network, then they cannot hack into it or steal data.
22 Jan 2019
The Army, Navy and Missile Defense Agency are failing to take basic cybersecurity steps to ensure that information on America’s ballistic missile defense system won’t fall into nefarious hands.
22 Jan 2019
While Pentagon seems to be busy investigating the cause of USS John S McCain Navy Ship’s collision with a Singapore Oil tanker, reports in the media are emerging that there could be a hand of North Korean Cyber Army behind these attacks.
31 Dec 2018
Cybersecurity will define many of the international conflicts of the future. Here’s an overview of the current threat landscape.
14 Dec 2018
Chinese hackers are breaching Navy contractors to steal everything from ship-maintenance data to missile plans, triggering a top-to-bottom review of cyber vulnerabilities.
14 Sep 2017
The military is examining whether compromised computer systems were responsible for one of two U.S. Navy destroyer collisions with merchant vessels that occurred in recent months, Vice Adm. Jan Tighe.
31 Jan 2017
There are several cyber threats that the Navy continues to face when conducting information operations in cyberspace. Attacks against DoD networks are relentless, with 30 million known malicious intrusions occurring on DoD networks over a ten-month period in 2015.
27 Oct 2016
Cyber criminals have succeeded in gaining access to the social security numbers and other sensitive information of more than 134,000 US navy personnel’s. The data leak took place when a cyber attack was launched on a laptop of an employee of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.