Sealing further notes that information dominance is not a program that can be simply put into place once and left alone. “It must be constantly exercised to ensure we can adapt to the newest cyber operations tactics and techniques used by our adversaries and be able to protect, detect, react, and recover from any type of attack that may happen.” Headquartered in Columbia, MD, the company is working closely with numerous services and agencies to manage the “war-game” style cyber exercises and utilizing analytics-based intrusion detection to identify these anomalies within the vast amount of data that is collected.
Out of the many success stories linked to Sealing Technologies, the company’s involvement in providing support to the installation and operations of the DoD’s first distributed risk scoring system stands apart. “Our expertise in secure distributed storage (Hadoop and Accumulo), distributed processing (Storm), and analytics make us the clear choice for helping you turn mountains of data into real-time business decision drivers,” he adds. Sealing Technologies helped to deploy and secure a 120 node analytic cluster that is able to analyze important cyber risk information. The company used open source software like Hadoop, Accumulo, and Storm to deploy a system that is capable of combing through the vast amounts of compliance and inventory data that is pouring out from each individual computer.
Going forward, the company intends to increase its compliance and operational evaluation services, as well as their cyber war-game exercises. “One of our major priorities this year is to expand our offensive/ defensive exercise events to more participants inside and outside the Federal Government. Only through coordinated, realistic exercises can the DoD adequately equip our Cyber Protection Teams with the skills they need to defend our nation’s infrastructure,” Sealing concludes.