The use of encrypted digital communications continues to proliferate among your adversaries, including nation states, terrorist groups and organised crime. This creates an urgency for members of the Defence Community — especially the C5ISR, Electronic Warfare and Cyber Operations disciplines — to adapt to these changing realities. Eventually, you might see encryption not just hindering your work, but even threatening your success, or, as NSA Director Admiral Rogers put it in 2016: “Does encryption make it much more difficult for us to execute our mission? Yes.”
To address this issue, SciEngines provides the purpose-designed RIVYERA high-performance computers to services in many countries. This flexible platform is exceedingly scalable, delivering value by its performance, form factors and operational characteristics. It supports your mission by helping you to gain information superiority.
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
The proliferation of digital devices, also among the military, drives the growth in corresponding protocols used. Just consider what changes the Internet of Things (IoT) alone will bring about on the digital — and consequently the real — battlefield, with more and more assets, including troops and materiel, inter-connected to achieve the desired network effect.
As with Internet traffic, recent years have already seen a tremendous surge in the volume of many types of electronic communications. This is expected to continue for the foreseeable future and is set to also directly affect C5ISR and Electronic Warfare, due to the growing convergence of IP-based and other means of electronic communication. Eventually, non-digital traffic will be relegated to legacy systems only.
Rising data volumes come at a time of heightened awareness for securing content, with more and more of it being encrypted — also by your opponents. As this trend continues, encryption can be expected to become the norm in just a few years’ time, substantially compounding the effect of growing volume.
This directly affects you in your role, be it in operating a C5ISR, EW or Cyber Warfare platform, or in making sure your troops can execute their mission in the most impactful manner. Operators from these three and other disciplines increasingly struggle to derive insight from data in a timely fashion. Not reacting to these dynamics could hinder your ability to accomplish the mission.