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CSfC Series: Inner vs. Outer Layer

May 21, 2020 | BY: Paul Davis, Steven Petric

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The National Security Agency (NSA) established the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program to enable commercial encryption products to be used in layered solutions, leveraging industry innovation in order to protect classified National Security Systems (NSS) data. Solution-level specifications called Capability Packages (CP) have been developed, approved, and published on the CSfC website. When combining CPs with the published product-level requirements in U.S. Government Protection Profiles (PPs), suppliers can develop encryption products that can be combined in solutions that to protect classified data in months, not years. Because CSfC terminology is very specific, it is worth reviewing when considering purchasing, or developing, a secure data-at-rest (DAR) storage solution.

CSfC Inner and Outer Layers of Encryption

CSfC Inner and Outer Layers of Encryption

This white paper is the second in a series that is aimed at providing those involved in developing DAR encryption solutions a better understanding of the CSfC program and its unique terminology. The first white paper, CSfC Series: Data-at-Rest Capability Package 4.8, reviews the latest updates to the capability package.

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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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