How Does Your System Measure Up?
In a world where almost nothing electronic is 100% invincible against cyber-attacks, it’s important to know how you measure up to withstand and recover from such an attack.
Enter Lockheed Martin’s Cyber Resiliency Level™ model (CRL™) – the world’s first, standard method to measure the cyber resiliency maturity of a weapon, mission, and/or training system, anywhere in its lifecycle.
While there are models designed or in development to measure a company's cybersecurity posture – such as the U.S. Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) – there hasn’t been one that speaks directly to the unique cyber design needs of military systems. CRL was built to be a companion to measurement efforts focused on a company’s cybersecurity posture, ensuring insight into cyber resiliency from a system’s conception to delivery to retirement.
How it Works
For deep electronics and code to an actual weapon platform, the CRL model works as a framework to measure potential risks that affect mission performance along the way. Using a structured set of risk and engineering assessment methods – including cyber table tops and threat driven methodologies – the CRL helps measure against six resiliency categories to determine the current level. At the end of the process, users of the model receive a customized roadmap that can be used to help understand risk, prioritize and select solutions for maximum effect against cyber-attacks.
The Case for Built-In Cybersecurity
When Lockheed Martin was awarded the opportunity to work on a major military satellite development program, the team responsible made the decision to include cyber at the front-end to eliminate costly and incomplete cyber “bolt-ons” later in the system’s lifecycle.
Meet the CRL Creators
Lockheed Martin Government Affairs Director of Cyber & CRL Executive Champion
CRL Project Lead
CRL Project Lead