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John Robey: New SPAWAR Cyber Team to Help Afloat Systems Undergo Inspections

cybersecurityThe Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has assembled a group that will be tasked to develop cybersecurity measures for the branch’s fleet management software and systems.

The Cyber Readiness Team will collaborate with industry in order to bolster cybersecurity posture across fleet information systems, the Navy announced Friday.

Officials from SPAWAR’s fleet readiness directorate detailed the cybersecurity effort Thursday at the C4ISR Symposium in San Diego.

“Many of the afloat systems have not been as successful passing cyber inspections,” said John Robey, an FRD program manager.

“We are focusing our energies this year on helping them pass these inspections,” Robey added.

CRT’s goal is to identify technical issues and build tools for helping to keep fleet infrastructures safe from cyber threats, the Navy says.

“I put everything into three basic areas in what we are trying to accomplish here,” said Rob Wolborsky, FRD executive director.

“Those three areas include delivering ships out of their availability to the warfighter that are fully functional; making equipment more secure in light of all the legacy systems that are out there and at the root of the problem; and ensuring crews are proficient.

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