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MIL-1553 Cybersecurity Training | Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation

MIL-1553 Cybersecurity Training, Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation, is a 2-day training course address MIL-1553 cybersecurity issues.

MIL-1553 Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation (T&E) training will introduce a set of workshops and group activities of real world case studies in order to prepare you to tackle the entire related RMF challenges applied to MIL-155e capable platforms and systems..


MIL-1553 Cybersecurity  training is a 2-day course designed for:

  • Program and product managers
  • Requirements and DoD personnel
  • System Engineers
  • DoD IT personnel
  • IT professionals in the DoD organizations
  • Airforce and Military Personnel in charge of cybersecurity
  • DoD employees and contractors or service providers
  • All DoD personnel in charge of information assurance
  • Authorizing official representatives, chief information officers, senior information assurance officers, information system owners or certifying authorities
  • Employees of federal agencies and the intelligence community
  • Assessors, assessment team members, auditors, inspectors or program managers of information technology area
  • Any individual looking for information assurance implementation for a company based on recent DoD and NIST policies
  • Information system owners, information owners, business owners, and information system security managers

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation (T&E) training course, the attendees are able to:

  • Learn the cybersecurity issues related to MIL-1553 system vulnerabilities, importance of data protection and approaches for cyber management
  • Learn about the concept of MIL-1553 Test and Evaluation (T&E) for cybersecurity systems
  • Explain T&E processes and be able to implement MIL-1553 T&E
  • Explain testing considerations and challenges for MIL-1553 systems and platforms
  • Apply Risk Management Framework (RMF) to MIL-1553 systems
  • Exploit the MIL-STD-1553 avionic data bus with an active cyber device


Course Outline

Executive Overview of MIL-STD-1553

  • Introduction to MIL-1553
  • MIL-1553 Data bus Overview
  • MIL-1553 Platforms
  • MIL-1553 Protocol
  • Connecting the Bus
  • MIL-1553 System, Software and Firmware Design
  • MIL-1553 Cybersecurity Testing and Evaluation (T&E) Procedures

MIL-1553 Security

  • MIL-1553 Network and System Security
  • Security Definitions
  • Equipment originating or terminating classified plain text language
  • Wirelines, equipment, and the interconnecting lines
  • Wirelines, components, equipment, and systems
  • Encrypted or unclassified signals
  • Electrical circuits components, equipment, systems
  • Classified plain language data in electrical form
  • Investigations and studies of compromising emanations
  • System Security Policy
  • MIL-STD-1553 design (system, hardware, and software)
  • Operational, maintenance, and logistic
  • Security policy of the aircraft, ship, or system

MIL-1553 Advanced Network System Security 

  • Cyber security and cyber war analysis of multiplex data bus networks to military aircraft systems, aircraft carriers and smart weapons
  • Classification of data across MIL-STD-1553
  • Maintenance of data security within this integrated MIL-1553-STD avionics system for both flight and ground operations
  • RED, BLACK, and RED/BLACK designation of MIL-STD-1553
  • TEMPEST tests, TEMPEST inspections and TEMPEST control plan
  • MIL-STD-1553 System Security Policy
  • MIL-STD-1553 System Security Architecture
  • Compromising emanations (i.e., TEMPEST)
  • Encryption and Ciphering
  • Trusted message routing and control across MIL-STD-1553 bus
  • All BLACK bus – No RED data or RED data processor
  • ALL RED bus
  • RED/BLACK Gateway
  • RED/BLACK Composite
  • TEMPEST Design
  • Hybrid MIL-STD-1553 and Link 16 Cyber Security Analysis
  • MIL-STD-1760 Interconnect Standard for Aircraft Stores
  • MIL-1553-B/C Signals in MIL-1760A/B/C/D/E
  • MIL-1553 and MIL-1760 Analysis
  • Application of NACSIM-5100 and NACSIM-5112 for U.S. Military Systems
  • Encryption Designs
  • Cryptographic key management, coordination, distribution, and zeroize techniques, circuitry and software
  • Synchronization and timing protocols
  • Encryption alarm and alarm check techniques
  • Trusted Message Routing and Control Design
  • Store Station Utilizing Primary Signal Set

MIL-1553 Test and Evaluation

  • Introduction to Test and Evaluation (T&E)
  • Defense Systems Acquisition Process
  • T&E and SE Processes
  • Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques (STAT)
  • Evaluation Process
  • Distinction between Issues and Criteria
  • MOEs
  • Evaluation Planning
  • Evaluating Developmental and Operational Tests

Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework (RMF) Applied to MIL-1553 

  • Cybersecurity Procedures Overview
  • RMF Phases
  • RMF Artifacts
  • RMF Phase 1: Categorizing the Information and Information Systems
  • RMF Phase 2: Selecting Security Control
  • RMF Phase 3: Implementing Security Control
  • RMF Phase 4: Assessing Security Control
  • RMF Phase 5: Authorizing the Information System
  • RMF Phase 6: Monitoring Security Controls

Hands On, Workshops, and Group Activities

  • Workshops
  • Group Activities

Sample Workshops and Labs for Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation Training

  • MIL-1553 Vulnerability Identification Case Study
  • MIL-1553 Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E) Case Study
  • RMF Procedures Hands On based on NIST SP
  • Vulnerability Analysis for MIL-1553 Systems
  • OT&E Case Study
  • MIL-1553 Attack Surface Analysis
  • Incident Response Experiment

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