SAN DIEGO, CA – Initially funded under Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) government contracts to cyber-harden advanced sensor payloads, Innoflight is officially announcing the CyberDog™ Space Cybersecurity Suite and offering it with our family of secure space networking and processing products. These products include our extremely successful Compact Flight Computer (CFC) family and derivative products for advanced high-performance Mission Networking Electronics (MNE) and Mission Processing Electronics (MPE). CyberDog™ will be included in CFC/MNE/MPE reference designs starting this year.
Unlike other cybersecurity solutions, CyberDog™ offers “security-in-depth” rooted in
the NIST SP 800-53 RMF (Risk Management Framework) controls and leverages
Innoflight experience with High Assurance (HA) systems and National Security
Agency (NSA) space crypto certifications.
More recently to address the Department of Defense (DoD) Zero Trust
Reference Architecture (ZT-RA), prepared by the Defense Information Systems
Agency (DISA) and the NSA Zero Trust Engineering Team, CyberDog™ addresses all seven Zero Trust Pillars. Some
of the applicable CyberDog™ components include: TBU (Trusted Boot and Update);
NMS (Network Monitoring Service); and DMS (Device Monitoring Service). These
services are specific to the functions/applications running on the flight
computer and are integrated currently through the CyberDog™ Trusted Linux
Platform (TLP) or Trusted Xen Platform (TXP).
The CFC-400X has flown on multiple LEO and GEO missions and is awarded on multiple
MEO and lunar missions. The CFC-400X provides on-orbit re-programmability,
high-performance networking and processing to demonstrate advanced
capabilities, like: on-orbit autonomy, secure space mesh networking, edge
processing for sensor data, and Rendezvous, Proximity and Docking (RPOD) operations.
The CFC-400X can be bundled with multiple networking personalities to support
line-rate Ethernet switching, IPv4 routing and/or Multi-Protocol Label
Switching (MPLS) routing. Combined with
customer-supplied software and gateware, the CFC-400X can provide a full
networking stack for dynamically networking satellites to fixed ground, mobile
ground, airborne and other space assets. Providing CyberDog™ into these
avionics provides a “secure networking processing core” to address cyber
resiliency into networking and data routing subsystem and edge-processing
payloads, such as an on-orbit Battle Management Command, Control &
Communications (BMC3) module, both of which Innoflight is providing
for the Space Development Agency (SDA) Proliferated Warfighter Space
Architecture (PWSA) Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL).
A key feature of CyberDog™ is its expandability/flexibility, supporting integration
with third-party cyber security solutions, which for example might specialize
in the data layer protection or Network Intrusion Detection/Protection Systems
(NIDS/NIPS). In addition, CyberDog™ can be integrated with virtualized or
containerized environments. As a Space Cybersecurity Suite of design solutions,
CyberDog™ will be included and/or offered with all of Innoflight’s avionics and
will be available for third-party avionics.
“Over fifteen years ago, Innoflight was committed to bringing modern networking and
security to space links, and now that capability is very much needed in space.
Over the last five years, our focus has been defense-in-depth to those links
all the way through to the core processors that generate the C4I that goes over
these links.” said Jeff Janicik, Founder and CEO of Innoflight.
Innoflight is a Non-traditional Defense Contractor (NDC)
founded in 2004. Innoflight offers
state-of-the-art space avionics, including Communications & Networking
Solutions, Cyber Security Solutions, Processing, Data Storage & Payload
Interface Electronics Solutions, and Bus & Payload Integrated Avionics
Solutions. Our core competency is secure Command, Control, Communications, and
Computers (C4) design through innovative implementation of modern Commercial
Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technology in tandem with common standards and protocols
that produce modular, high performance, yet low Size Weight and Power (SWaP)
systems at competitive prices. Our products are qualified through an Innoflight
rigorous process that includes parts reliability analysis & testing, system
level fault tolerance, and radiation risk mitigation. Our customers include the
U.S. government, prime aerospace contractors and commercial space developers.