Cyberattack has become the adversary's first weapon of choice, and military platforms, on land, air, sea, and space, are prime targets. Nation-state cyberattacks against military, contractor, and critical-infrastructure facilities are a daily occurrence, and compelling public demonstrations have recently included attacks against commercial cars and planes. The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is conducting cybersecurity reviews of all major platforms, and U.S. defense contractors are developing embedded capabilities to ensure that U.S. military platforms defend themselves against cyber missiles with just as much finesse as against physical missiles.
Cybersecurity was a hot topic at the Sea-Air-Space, the Navy League’s Global Maritime Exposition. In this Q&A, Raytheon’s Government Cyber Solutions Director William E. Leigher discusses the challenges that the Department of Defense (DoD) faces when implementing cybersecurity measures to platforms and how the military services need to build high-end cybersecurity measures into a war [...]