Weapon Systems Cybersecurity


MTSI
Weapon Systems Cybersecurity
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Highly Skilled, Highly Qualified

MTSI’s weapon systems cybersecurity work started many years before the subject matter was widely understood to be a concern. Our highly qualified and expert systems and cybersecurity engineers and analysts have deep expertise specific to weapon systems cybersecurity, which is very different than traditional-IT cybersecurity. Our team continues to work in these areas across a wide range of government, DoD, and commercial customers.

MTSI’s weapon systems cybersecurity work started many years before the subject matter was widely understood to be a concern. Our highly qualified and expert systems and cybersecurity engineers and analysts have deep expertise specific to weapon systems cybersecurity, which is very different than traditional-IT cybersecurity. Our team continues to work in these areas across a wide range of government, DoD, and commercial customers.

MTSI’s weapon systems cybersecurity work started many years before the subject matter was widely understood to be a concern. Our highly qualified and expert systems and cybersecurity engineers and analysts have deep expertise specific to weapon systems cybersecurity, which is very different than traditional-IT cybersecurity. Our team continues to work in these areas across a wide range of government, DoD, and commercial customers.

Capabilities
  1. Integrated end-to-end assessment
  2. Risk measurement and mitigation processes rooted in the mission
  3. High-end offensive and defensive hands-on cyber technical capability.
Risk Assessment, Measurement,
and Management

Weapon Systems Cybersecurity

One of the most pressing issues with weapon systems and aviation platform cybersecurity is the lack of an agreed upon methodology to determine how much mission risk exists for a given system within its operational environment. This problem is especially difficult because there is so little historical data to draw upon, but the lack of an agreed upon way to assess or measure risk greatly hampers our ability to know where best to place our limited resources. Solving this problem might even be considered a “Gordian knot” that if cut, would clear the way to solutions for a whole host of other related problems.

One of the most pressing issues with weapon systems and aviation platform cybersecurity is the lack of an agreed upon methodology to determine how much mission risk exists for a given system within its operational environment. This problem is especially difficult because there is so little historical data to draw upon, but the lack of an agreed upon way to assess or measure risk greatly hampers our ability to know where best to place our limited resources. Solving this problem might even be considered a “Gordian knot” that if cut, would clear the way to solutions for a whole host of other related problems.

One of the most pressing issues with weapon systems and aviation platform cybersecurity is the lack of an agreed upon methodology to determine how much mission risk exists for a given system within its operational environment. This problem is especially difficult because there is so little historical data to draw upon, but the lack of an agreed upon way to assess or measure risk greatly hampers our ability to know where best to place our limited resources. Solving this problem might even be considered a “Gordian knot” that if cut, would clear the way to solutions for a whole host of other related problems.

Unified Risk Assessment and Measurement System

MTSI developed the Unified Risk Assessment and Measurement System (URAMS), which starts first with an engineering analysis utilizing Systems-Theoretic Process Analysis for Security (STPA-Sec). After mission analysis, URAMS has several available qualitative and quantitative risk measurement tools that can be used to articulate and manage the level of risk.

MTSI developed the Unified Risk Assessment and Measurement System URAMS, which starts first with an engineering analysis utilizing Systems-Theoretic Process Analysis for Security (STPA-Sec). After mission analysis, URAMS has several available qualitative and quantitative risk measurement tools that can be used to articulate and manage the level of risk.

MTSI developed the Unified Risk Assessment and Measurement System (URAMS), which starts first with an engineering analysis utilizing Systems-Theoretic Process Analysis for Security (STPA-Sec). After mission analysis, URAMS has several available qualitative and quantitative risk measurement tools that can be used to articulate and manage the level of risk.

Technical Capabilities

Weapon Systems Cybersecurity

MTSI is developing an organic consolidated weapon systems cybersecurity lab that has geographically distributed nodes to enable agile and creative problem solving. This enables us to support a wide breadth of customers and their needs. When completed, the lab will provide the appropriate levels of data protections required by each customer while also connecting the right technical SME's together, regardless of location, with the equipment being evaluated. The lab will leverage best security practices and tools at every level, including virtualization and segmentation while still allowing for flexible and timely configurations required for agile engineering analysis.

MTSI is developing an organic consolidated weapon systems cybersecurity lab that has geographically distributed nodes to enable agile and creative problem solving. This enables us to support a wide breadth of customers and their needs. When completed, the lab will provide the appropriate levels of data protections required by each customer while also connecting the right technical SME's together, regardless of location, with the equipment being evaluated. The lab will leverage best security practices and tools at every level, including virtualization and segmentation while still allowing for flexible and timely configurations required for agile engineering analysis.

MTSI is developing an organic consolidated weapon systems cybersecurity lab that has geographically distributed nodes to enable agile and creative problem solving. This enables us to support a wide breadth of customers and their needs. When completed, the lab will provide the appropriate levels of data protections required by each customer while also connecting the right technical SME's together, regardless of location, with the equipment being evaluated. The lab will leverage best security practices and tools at every level, including virtualization and segmentation while still allowing for flexible and timely configurations required for agile engineering analysis.

This environment enables our highly skilled personnel to do a wide range of highly-technical weapon systems work such as reverse engineering, tool and exploit development, or forensics with the capability to work at different levels of classification. Hands-on technical testing of weapon systems cybersecurity components and systems is a focus area for us that naturally flows out of MTSI’s long test pedigree. We can perform various levels of cooperative and adversarial test on a wide-range of systems. The lab capabilities can also be easily extended to commercial Operational Technology (OT) like maritime navigation and communication electronics.

This environment enables our highly skilled personnel to do a wide range of highly-technical weapon systems work such as reverse engineering, tool and exploit development, or forensics with the capability to work at different levels of classification. Hands-on technical testing of weapon systems cybersecurity components and systems is a focus area for us that naturally flows out of MTSI’s long test pedigree. We can perform various levels of cooperative and adversarial test on a wide-range of systems. The lab capabilities can also be easily extended to commercial Operational Technology (OT) like maritime navigation and communication electronics.

This environment enables our highly skilled personnel to do a wide range of highly-technical weapon systems work such as reverse engineering, tool and exploit development, or forensics with the capability to work at different levels of classification. Hands-on technical testing of weapon systems cybersecurity components and systems is a focus area for us that naturally flows out of MTSI’s long test pedigree. We can perform various levels of cooperative and adversarial test on a wide-range of systems. The lab capabilities can also be easily extended to commercial Operational Technology (OT) like maritime navigation and communication electronics.

As of Apr 2021, our WSCL can support commercial and CUI Government work.

As of Apr 2021, our WSCL can support commercial and CUI Government work.

As of Apr 2021, our WSCL can support commercial and CUI Government work.

The Missing Link: Aircraft Cybersecurity at the Operational Level

William D. Bryant, SAE International Journal of Transportation , Cyber, and Privacy 3, 2020.

William D. Bryant and R. Lane Odom, The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation, June 2020

William D. Bryant and Robert E. Ball, Aircraft Survivability, Spring 2021

William D. Bryant and Robert E. Ball, Aircraft Survivability, Summer 2020

William D. Bryant and Robert E. Ball, Aircraft Survivability, Fall 2020

William D. Bryant and Robert E. Ball, Aircraft Survivability, Spring 2021

William D. Bryant, Strategic Studies Quarterly, Winter 2015

William D. Bryant, The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation, September 2016

William D. Bryant, Air and Space Power Journal, Winter 2016

William D. Bryant, Joint Forces Quarterly 88, 1st Quarter 2018

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