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CSfC Series: Data-at-Rest Capability Package 4.8

May 07, 2020 | BY: Paul Davis, Steven Petric

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U.S. Government (USG) customers increasingly require immediate use of the market’s most modern commercial hardware and software encryption technologies within National Security Systems (NSS), in order to achieve mission objectives.

Consequently, the National Security Agency/Central Security Service’s (NSA/CSS) is developing new ways to leverage emerging technologies to deliver more timely Information Assurance (IA) solutions for rapidly evolving customer requirements and emerging threats. The NSA/CSS’s Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program enables commercial products to be used in layered solutions to protect classified NSS information. This program, and the resulting products, provide the ability to securely communicate, based on commercial standards, with a solution that can be fielded in months versus years.

CSfC Layer vs. Solution

The CSfC data-at-rest (DAR) capability package (CP) has evolved over the last five to six years. Starting with the initial draft version 0.8 in July 2014, the DAR CP has matured as expected with the ever increasing CSfC-based storage applications in the field, and the CP 4.8 provides the most recent evidence of that.  This paper reviews the most recent changes from CP 4.0 to 4.8 with an emphasis given to the larger new topics – Unattended Operation Use Case and H/H solution, and is the first in a series of white papers on CSfC.

Download the White Paper: CSfC Series: Data-at-Rest Capability Package 4.8 to learn more about:

  • CSfC
  • Capability Package
  • Components and Solutions
  • Unattended Operation
  • Lost and Found
  • Location Services
  • Use Cases
  • End User Device

Author’s Biography

Paul Davis

Director, Product Management - Data Solutions

Paul Davis began his career for Curtiss-Wright as a Research Manager for the Dayton, OH facility in 1997. Paul has held positions including: Director of Engineering managing a staff of 40+ engineers, managers, technicians, and co-op students; Product Manager for the switches, recorders, and various board level products; and then Director of Product Management. Now retired, Paul worked in engineering and engineering management positions for 19 years.

Steven Petric

Author’s Biography

Steven Petric

Senior Product Manager, Data Storage

The Product Manager for our data storage solutions, Steven is a data driven product management professional with over 20 years of experience in bringing new offerings to market and improving existing offerings. He has a Masters in Business along with Pragmatic Marketing Certification and is a Project Management Professional (PMP).

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