Multilevel Security Networks: An Explanation of the Problem

by Gary McKerrow
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute Detection & Response standards

Processing electronic information of multiple security classifications has long been a goal of warfighters. While major strides have been taken in recent years in increasing the ability to fuse National information at levels above Top Secret (TS) with the shipboard tactical picture, the process remains primarily a manual one with the onboard Shipboard Sensitive Equipment Space (SSES) detachment and off-board National Sources providing contact and identification information to the Combat Information Center (CIC). Examples of this are Trap Tree, a General Security (GENSER) rebroadcast of Top Secret and Sensitive Compartmented Information, and Radiant Mercury, a method and process in which classified information is sanitized for use at a lower level