Thales has a wealth of system engineering talent on hand to support major cyber security programmes and projects across and beyond its key sectors.
Thales Risk Assessment Process
In addition to supporting defence and aerospace clients, Thales plays a crucial role in supporting critical national infrastructure projects such as power generation and rail networks. For this we utilise our Thales Risk Assessment Process (TRAP), to help infrastructure clients ensure that cyber security is built into established operational environments according to industry best practice and to meet increasingly strict and complex safety standards.
We have a strong track record in providing complex system engineering consultancy, and this is reflected in the major programmes we support. For example, Thales is currently supporting work on the Queen Elizabeth Class Carrier and Type 26 and Type 31 frigates for the Royal Navy, where cyber security must be designed into the solution as a core requirement.
Not only do we understand how to build security into a solution, but also how to ensure a platform can be securely maintained over its lifetime without impacting performance, reliability, or most importantly safety. Increasingly, Thales knowledge and experience is regularly sought to embed Secure-by-Design principles into system development lifecycles, incorporating cyber security at the planning and concept stages of an engineering project rather than retrofitting it to established systems. Cyber security is becoming an integral part of controlling and protecting complex mechanical systems, and we ensure that it is done correctly.