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TrustedCOTS: Leading the Way to Secure Systems

February 08, 2017 | BY: Steve Edwards

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Curtiss-Wright has a long history of developing state of the art solutions for a wide variety of defense applications, from high-performance radar and electronic warfare applications to mission computing, fire-control, sensor management and real-time data recording and storage. Curtiss-Wright is a leader in designing and manufacturing rugged, deployable COTS hardware solutions to meet the demanding needs of the warfighter.

Curtiss-Wright COTS modules and subsystems host application software and firmware developed by our customers. These applications may contain Critical Program Information (CPI) which if compromised can lead to a loss of competitive advantage to the U.S. Military and put the warfighter in danger.

To protect this CPI, Curtiss-Wright has developed, and continues to develop, capability built into the hardware from the beginning, to protect the CPI that our customers create.

We work closely with our customers to understand their requirements and ensure that our solutions can meet those requirements. We do this all on products that meet all the requirements for openness being demanded by the Department of Defense. We use open architecture hardware and software components, with non-proprietary libraries and interfaces.

Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk, shot down over Yugoslavia in March 1999

This white paper, outlines at a high level the types of capabilities being developed by Curtiss-Wright to protect the leading-edge capabilities being developed by system integrators. Download this white paper to learn more about:

 

Author’s Biography

Steve Edwards

Director, Secure Embedded Solutions & Technical Fellow

Steve has over 25 years of experience in the embedded system industry. He managed and co-designed Curtiss-Wright’s first rugged multiprocessor and FPGA products and was involved in the architecture, management and evangelization of the industry’s first VPX products. Steve has Chaired the VITA 65 working group and currently leads Defense Solutions’ strategic initiative in Anti-Tamper and Cybersecurity. Steve has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.

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