Nowadays, success in naval operations relies on the availability and integrity of multiple interconnected systems (location tracking, cartography, telecommunication, information & combat systems, automates, command and decision support). Beyond ships and crews, it is the entire naval ecosystem including the supply chain that exposed to cyber-threats.
In addition, the military IT (information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology) systems used during naval operations are subject to specific constraints: reduced bandwidth and speeds, asymmetric linkages, isolation, limited on-board expertise, variety and age of naval platforms and technologies. Moreover, an cyber attack or cybersecurity incident can occur at different levels, at sub system level, system level, and ship level or/and collaborative level.
Capitalizing on its strong knowledge in the naval domain requirements as well as its strong cybersecurity expertise, Thales has developed protection solutions as well as an end-to-end cyber detection and processing chain to enhance cyber resilience during navy operations.
Today, not only it is for operational reasons, but also of vital importance, that cyber threats have to be timely detected, logged and reacted to in order to ensure resilience at sea. This innovative deployment model has already been tested and approved through Marine entities Worldwide