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Introducing: The new solution for highly secure cross domain communication for the military.


Today, cross-domain communication for the military remains elusive and challenging. Despite our best efforts, communications are still vulnerable to interception, disruption, and breaches. Can anyone point to a transformative new data transmission system or security paradigm? For the most part, we still use the same transmission methods (5G, Wireless, Satcom, Fiber, etc.), the same encryption technologies (AES, RSA, and derivatives like the new NIST post-quantum algorithms), and devices to ensure secure communication. It’s no wonder our enemies seem to outmaneuver us in the ongoing struggle for secure and reliable communication. Here's the good news - things are about to change forever!


Modern battlefield communication is vital for today's modernized digitally connected military. This post explores some of the challenges in military communication, presents basic principles of secure communication, and proposes a new modality for enhancing security in today's modern military communication systems. As well, an introduction to new technologies set to completely disrupt the communication domain. My recommendations focus on leveraging new physics-based encryption technologies for guaranteed security, adopting decentralized communication models (quantum-secure mesh networking), new transmission technologies that our enemies cannot detect or disrupt, and the integration of AI for better management.


So what are the challenges, and how do we reach a truly secure system that our enemies can't breach, detect, and disrupt?


Today's Challenges in Military Communication:


  • Cyber Threats: The proliferation of cyber threats, including hacking, eavesdropping, and data breaches, poses significant risks to military communication. It's an ongoing challenge to stay two steps ahead of our adversaries who employ leading-edge capabilities to disrupt our communications.

  • Interoperability: Diverse communication systems and technologies used by different branches of the military and allied forces can create interoperability challenges. In short, there is a tremendous need to seamlessly integrate a new communication system inside exiting trusted infrastructure. Creating an end-to-end secure solution delivered inside the new zero-trust architectures being adopted by the DoD.

  • Mobility: Military operations often occur in dynamic and hostile environments, requiring mobile communication solutions that can maintain security and connectivity. There is a tremendous need for both hardware and software solutions that are hardened, can withstand the rigors of combat and eliminate the risks associated of our comms getting into the wrong hands.

  • Latency and Bandwidth: Real-time communication is critical in military operations. High latency and limited bandwidth can hinder effective communication.


Secured2's Principles of Secure Communication


  • Confidentiality: Ensuring that information is accessible only to authorized personnel.

  • Integrity: Protecting information from unauthorized alteration with guaranteed security protected by the laws of physics, not by math.

  • Invisibility: Communications that cannot be found, detected or disrupted.

  • Availability: Ensuring that communication systems are available when needed.

  • Authentication: Proving the identities of parties involved in communication.

  • Non-repudiation: Ensuring that the origin and delivery of information cannot be denied by either party and is registered for proof of communication.


Secured2's new Framework for Secure Military Communication


1. Advanced Physics-Based Encryption Technologies:


  • End-to-End Encryption (E2EE): Implement E2EE to protect data throughout its transmission path, ensuring that only the intended recipients can decrypt and access the information. Any E2EE system must guarantee protection from point of authentication, transport, and at-rest.


  • Physics-Based, QuantaMorphic® Encryption: Utilize a new data protection standard that guarantees the protection of data, eliminate the threats posed by quantum-computing and AI threats while also fitting inside today's DoD zero-trust architectures.


2. Decentralized & Invisible Communication Models


  • Decentralized Communication Technology: Utilize the patented file-level data decentralization technology from Secured2 to protect all data wherever it may be - in transit, at-rest or in use. All data should be protected no matter where it's located and no matter how it's being used.


  • AI managed Mesh-Networking: Adopt distributed communication models to reduce reliance on centralized infrastructure, increasing resilience against targeted attacks and enabling self-healing capabilities when signals are jammed, routers are compromised, or communications are disrupted. In any military environment, it is essential to assume that network components will be destroyed or compromised. By employing intelligent routing and unified communications, we can greatly enhance communication resilience and ensure continuous uptime. This can be achieved through an easy-to-use software system from Secured2 that fits seamlessly into today's bare-metal, containerized, or cloud-enabled environments. Extending zero-trust across the public Internet for true cross domain communication. This can only work because of Secured2's new security technology.


  • Invisible Communication: Today's warfighters demand reliable communication that cannot be detected, jammed, or disrupted. New innovations, combined with Secured2's guaranteed security, provide an invisible, wireless, and directed last-mile communication solution. This technology works effectively from seabed to surface and can transmit through dense forest or jungle terrain.


3. Integration of Artificial Intelligence


  • AI-Driven Threat Detection: Implement AI systems capable of real-time monitoring and anomaly detection to identify and mitigate potential security threats promptly.


  • Automated Response Systems: Develop AI-driven automated response mechanisms to react to detected threats and breaches, minimizing human response time.


  • AI integrated Mesh Networking: Leverage AI to manage and direct all traffic in Secured2's quantum-secure mesh-networking. This enables intelligent routing and eliminates the risk of down or compromised nodes. With AI network management, packet routing becomes intelligent and fast, ensuring real-time communication delivery.


4. Secure Mobile Communication


  • Adaptive Communication Protocols: Employ adaptive communication protocols that can dynamically adjust to changing network conditions and maintain secure connectivity in mobile environments.


  • Secure, Silent & Survivable Devices: Ensure that mobile communication devices used in the field are equipped with robust security features, including biometric authentication and secure boot processes. Also, ensure the hardware is lightweight, has no moving parts, no sound signature, no heat signature, is extremely powerful and immune to harsh environments.


How do we implement this new strategy quickly to meet the urgent needs?


1. Risk Assessment and Planning

Conduct comprehensive risk assessments to identify vulnerabilities in existing communication systems and prioritize areas for improvement. Develop a phased implementation plan that addresses the most critical vulnerabilities first. We also work with best of breed partners in the deployment.


2. Training and Awareness

Invest in training programs to educate military personnel on secure communication practices and the importance of cybersecurity. Promote a culture of security awareness and vigilance.


3. Collaboration and Standardization

Foster collaboration between different branches of the military, allied forces, and industry partners to develop standardized communication protocols and best practices. Participate in international efforts to create unified standards for military communication security.


4. Continuous Monitoring and Evaluation

Establish continuous monitoring systems to assess the effectiveness of security measures and make adjustments as needed. Regularly evaluate and update communication protocols to address emerging threats and technological advancements.

It takes a village:

Building secure communication for the military is a complex challenge that requires a comprehensive approach and collaboration with trusted partners. By utilizing Secured2's advanced encryption technologies, decentralized communication models, and AI for real-time mesh-network management, the military can significantly enhance the security and resilience of its communication systems. With new last-mile wireless capabilities, the military can communicate invisibly, minimizing the risk to warfighters. This can be achieved without the need to rebuild entire communication infrastructures, streamlining the management of existing topologies. A strategic implementation plan, coupled with continuous training, collaboration, and evaluation, will not only ensure that military communications remain secure against evolving threats but also pave the way for a new era of robust and agile defense communications. The future of military communication lies in our ability to adapt, innovate, and stay ahead of adversaries, and with the right tools and partnerships, we can achieve unparalleled security and operational superiority.


If you would like to learn more please contact me directly: Daren Klum | daren.klum@secured2.com

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