Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber Security Awareness: Great Power Competition

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. For 18 years, Cyber professionals have used this month to raise awareness of the increasing dangers posed by cyber threats to our governments, industries, infrastructure, communities and families. Long past the days of Cold War détente, Great Power Competition between the United States, its allies and its adversaries has reached new levels of technological innovation and potential risk.

Whether in 5G, AI, machine learning or in the cyber domain, we are seeing significant automated attempts to penetrate vulnerable networks grow at alarming rates. Increasingly complex algorithms, military-sponsored (often indirectly) actors and rogue operatives are finding new and previously unforeseen routes to destabilize vital infrastructure and monetary systems and undermine governments.

Overcoming cyber challenges require novel and complex solutions that address the ever-evolving threat landscape. Unfortunately, due to slow-moving bureaucracies, political segmentation and a lack of understanding of this new, evolving threat, innovation in the cybersecurity domain has been seriously lagging, with potentially devastating consequences.

Fortunately, at Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our team of cybersecurity experts and engineers are thinking ahead to the challenges we face today and in years to come. With the expanding space frontier, including the development of U.S. Space Force, our focus on innovative solutions across all domains requires us to be agile and proactive in our approach to identifying high Technology Readiness Level (TRL) capabilities to close the technological gap and lay the foundations for future innovation.

SNC’s Binary Armor® family of cybersecurity solutions is filling this gap, including for our Department of Defense (DOD) customers. As a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) cybersecurit