DAR Series Part 2: Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC)

DAR Series Part 2: Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC)

The National Security Agency’s (NSA) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program is a cybersecurity initiative that harnesses commercial innovation to deliver secure solutions quickly and efficiently. The program is based on the principle that properly configured and layered commercial solutions can adequately protect classified data in a wide variety of applications.

The CSfC program was developed to meet the growing need to provide government agencies with prompt access to the latest commercial technologies, and enable the NSA to deliver cybersecurity solutions more quickly and cost-effectively.

Basic CSfC Solution Concept

The Basic CSfC Solution Concept

This white paper is the second in a four-part series discussing data-at-rest (DAR) encryption. The first paper in the series explored the reasons for protecting DAR, encryption basics, and two encryptor types – CSfC and Type 1. CSfC and Type 1 are NSA-approved encryption programs that support the protection of classified DAR. This paper focuses on CSfC and provides details and background information on this vital NSA program. The third white paper in the series examines public information regarding NSA Type 1 encryption, while the fourth white paper compares CSfC and Type 1 to propose a methodology and key factors to consider when selecting an encryption solution for DAR.

Login and download the white paper to learn more about:

  • CSfC Program
  • Data-at-Rest Encryption
  • Capability Packages
  • Protection Profiles
  • Components & Layers
  • Solutions and End-User Devices
  • Trusted Integrators
Steven Petric

Steven Petric

Senior Product Manager

The Product Manager for our data storage solutions, Steven, is a data-driven professional with over 20 years of experience 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).

Paul Davis

Paul Davis

Director, Product Management (Retired)

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.

Taylor George

Taylor George

Product Marketing Specialist

Taylor has over seven years of experience in the defense and aerospace industry. A native of Dayton, Ohio, the birthplace of aviation, she holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Wright State University and specializes in rugged data storage solutions.