Due to rising geopolitical tensions in regions such as the South China Sea, The Middle East, and Ukraine, the world is likely to experience a new wave of cyber-attacks. Many could be zero-day attacks, including some that may be state-sponsored.
Governments are establishing military cyber command divisions that positions cyber warfare capability as an equal or complimenting force to combat divisions in air, land, sea, and space with the most severe scenarios utilizing a combination of these various forms of attack, while some efforts are utilized only for purposes of misdirection and miscommunication.
Cyberspace is becoming a significant area of focus for defense spending. Governments are no longer only investing in cyber defense capabilities but instead are aggressively developing their offensive cyber-attack capabilities. At present, there are over 68 countries internationally that are involved in offensive military units for the hacking of information.
On the military front, large amounts of data are required to operate modern weapons systems and to manage operations, which also means that cyber security has to be improved. Cyber-attack is increasingly being used as a new approach of terrorist warfare, a trend that is causing many countries to develop advanced protection and has led to an increased demand and prioritizing of network security solutions by militaries globally.
The majority of large-scale projects are being developed by the United States, specifically by DARPA. These projects are aimed at both recognizing threats, and also to create innovative methods of attack. Studebaker Cyber has moved past a prevention-based approach, to assist clients to incorporate active detection and timely responses to cyber-attacks. Our approach investigates and gathers intelligence on three levels of cybersecurity: people, process, and technology.
Studebaker Cyber works with the defense and intelligence community in the research and development of systems, policies, processes, and human capacity to protect against various forms of terrorism, to protect the nation’s resources and to identify areas of exposure to terrorist attacks.