The battlefield on the ground, in the air, on and under water relies heavily on cyberspace and is increasingly becoming a digital ecosystem. Tamper-resistance is required at the device, inter-device, and networked systems level for mission critical operations. The major risks stem from the complexity of managing the supply chain (defense contractors), the sophisticated tools and methods in the arsenal of nation-state adversaries, and the air-gapped nature of combat systems. The willingness and ability to invest and innovate with new technologies face budgetary constraints and the effort to integrate for timely field deployment.
The strategy will require at least:
of aerospace companies expect digital technologies to help reduce manufacturing delays.
— Accenture Consulting
Avionics manufacturers need to more easily meet DO-178 cybersecurity compliance requirements and ensure high reliability and safety. Many avionics controllers, FADECs, flight navigation and storage systems in aircraft are vulnerable to cyber attacks.
A Cybersecurity System Tailored for the Defense Industry
Mocana’s end-to-end security system is an FIPS 140-2 validated embedded cybersecurity software solution that ensures device trustworthiness and secure communications by giving industrial automation manufacturers, OEMs and critical infrastructure operators an easy way to harden electronic control units and controllers with multi-factor authentication and trust chaining, as well secure boot to validate the firmware, OS and applications.