The news article that is in the NSS 2019 Special Dossier published in the 76th issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review is here:
YALTES focused on cybersecurity at the event. Various solutions developed by YALTES, including the New Type Operator Console, the Combat System Video Network, the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) and the Integrated Bridge Console, are serving aboard naval platforms both in Turkey and abroad. The company is continuing its development of new generations of these products and completely new systems, while at the same time carrying out studies that will make a difference in cybersecurity. These studies were described at the event by Dr. Alper Botan, Security Solutions Director, and Orhan Barış, Engineering Director with a presentation entitled “Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity in Vessel Management: YALTES CyberMarine”.
With the “CyberMarine” approach, YALTES reflects the requirements of the digital transformation within its products. In the presentation, the company’s vision regarding this transformation was presented as follows:
- To become a “digital platform company” focusing on the user and data, offering secure digital services and products, and creating an active ecosystem that is adapted to the digital economy.
- To become a “digital innovation company” that can create value and transform it into products, in a much faster manner.
- To become a “digital technology company” that creates value by applying such critical digital technologies as cybersecurity, big data, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things in all of its solutions.
With this vision in mind, YALTES has already determined two cybersecurity risks in marine systems, being a vulnerability in some vessel systems to current and next-generation cyber-attacks, and the fact that more effort will need to be made in the coming years to protect vessel systems from internal and external cyber-attacks. Aside from these determinations, sectoral developments have also given direction to future studies. Various institutions, such as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) and the U.S. Department of Defense are also making assessments and putting regulations in place related to cybersecurity. The ever-increasing automation in industry brings cybersecurity even further onto the agenda as a significant area of concern. In such an atmosphere, YALTES has determined its goal to be “to support our indigenous and national products with new generation cybersecurity, real-time big data analysis and artificial intelligence technologies, in accordance with the vision of digital transformation”.
The CyberMarine approach through which YALTES puts its vision into practice targets 360-degree cyber protection, including such functions as predicting, detecting and confining attacks, recovering systems/data, and analysis and reporting. The scope of the application of the CyberMarine approach is as follows:
- Active cyber defence throughout the life-cycle of products
- An advanced level of access control, identification, authentication and authorisation services for users, administrators, applications and functions
- System-, subsystem- and sensor-based real-time big data analysis and artificial intelligence-supported anomaly detection and alarm services
- Open-point analyses and corrective/preventive measures
- Open source and specific cyber intelligence services (YALTES SOC and CERT services)