VANGUARD MAGAZINE: Cyber is the most significant single threat to weapons platforms

Daniel Tobok
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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Through cyber, it is possible to disable whole fleets of ships, force all drones to fall from the sky, and to manipulate the supply chain of key weapons platforms so that the mission fails just at the right time! What an adversary can do with their advanced cyber capabilities is endless and limited only their imagination….. or can it?

The decision to take a cyber action is influenced by a series of factors. From a defence perspective, the solution to understanding threat in this space is not to be fearful of the unknown or to apply frameworks that do not represent the reality of how offensive and defensive cyber operations work. The proposed approach is to understand– and consider – key factors that will define the capabilities, intents, and opportunities available to any attacker.

In order to answer this question, Cypfer has developed advanced threat models based on the following factors that are used to project realistic and usable threat intelligence for weapons platforms and deployed operations. These assessments can be used to inform security, investments, and operational decisions for systems that are underdevelopment and in operations.Cyber Security for Weapons Platforms

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