Paul Davis, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
As a greater number of intelligent systems are deployed on platforms such as ground vehicles, aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs), it becomes increasingly challenging to ensure that each of the platform's multiple embedded computers has been updated with the latest and correct version of runtime and/or mission software. Unfortunately, the process of installing the required software onto an embedded module or intelligent system can be labor- and cost-intensive.
Encrypted storage designers must plan ahead – taking into consideration the probable “creep” in requirements for storage, I/O, and encryption – when architecting a new system that requires data storage. The likelihood of needing to accommodate increased demands makes it prudent to choose a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device or recorder that can grow with those demands.
Data security is a major concern for all businesses these days. One only has to follow the news coverage of data breaches at large retailers, major corporations, and government agencies to see the financial and security fallout from these attacks. However, for deployed military applications, data security has always been a concern and thanks to new Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) options, data-at-rest security has become more efficient and affordable.