Military Embedded Systems

NSA to participate in Mercury Systems' first DAR technology forum


August 07, 2018

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

ANDOVER, Mass. Officials at Mercury Systems, Inc. announced they are holding their first annual data-at-rest (DAR) technology forum for the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program with participation from the National Security Agency (NSA).

Officials are scheduling the event for October 2, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. The event will include DAR ecosystem of customers, component suppliers, and Trusted Integrators to share best practices for cost-effective, rapidly deployed CSfC programs.

The CSfC program -- developed by the NSA and the Central Security Service (CSS) as an alternative to costly Type 1 cryptography solutions -- protects highly sensitive data by implementing two compliant commercial security components in layers, thus eliminating the likelihood that a vulnerability will be exploited in both simultaneously. Additional details on the CSfC program are available on the NSA website.

Greg Scasny, Chief Technology Officer of Cigent Technology, will deliver the keynote address on the topic of emerging cyber threats and mitigation techniques. The event includes other speakers from the NSA, TribalCo, KeyPair Consulting, and Mercury Systems on the following topics:

  • Introduction to the CSfC program
  • Case studies on the two-layer solution process for data-at-rest
  • Data-at-rest capability package updates
  • Mitigations and deployments in the quantum era

To register for the event, please visit:


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