Combatting Cyber Attacks on the High Seas

Combatting Cyber Attacks on the High Seas
April 07, 2021

Jamie Fraser is a systems engineer with a passion for modern combat ships. Working on projects for the Royal Canadian Navy since 1994, Jamie is proud to be using his education and experience to keep Canadian sailors safe. As Lockheed Martin Canada’s Cybersecurity Lead, Jamie is bringing his expertise to Canada’s future fleet.

“It’s an exceptional time to be working here and an exciting program to be on. We’re creating an entirely new approach to Cybersecurity and Systems Security Engineering. It’s a huge opportunity for me not only to help Lockheed Martin, but to be there from the beginning - creating a whole different, advanced engineering approach to a new domain.” 

Jamie Fraser

Cutting Edge Cyber-Attack Sensors to Protect Missions

Part of his current program assignment includes helping the Integrated Cyber Defence System (ICDS) team design an innovative cyber-attack sensor designed for use on the future cutting edge Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC). Cyber threats to a ship are less about confidentiality, what most people associate with security, and more about attacks on availability and integrity of systems/data in an effort to disrupt a mission. Ashore, a cyber-attack would focus primarily on obtaining confidential data from business or government. The ICDS monitors the ship’s overall cyber-health by detecting anomalous behaviours, analyzing risk and responding to cyber-attacks to ensure the safety of the ships and the men and women who sail them. 

Focusing on Long-Term Protection 

The ICDS is new technology. Looking to the horizon, Lockheed Martin Canada plans to work with defence-industry partners, the Canadian military, and academia to ensure the system is not only delivered on time and on budget but is second to none, serving the CSC program for 30-plus years into the future.

Lockheed Martin Canada and its CSC partners employ more than 10,000 Canadians, including engineers like Jamie and his Cybersecurity and Systems Security engineering team. Demonstrating proven collaboration with partners and a mission-first mentality, they can be trusted to protect Canadian interests and resources.

“We want the CSC to be a world leader in sensor and weapon integration. The battlefield is expanding to include the cyber domain. Naval cybersecurity in the future is going to be absolutely essential, “ said Jamie. “Our goal is for our Cyber-Defence solution, anchored by the ICDS, to successfully accomplish more than any other naval platform in the world.”

Jamie Fraser
Jamie, a father of four, is not one to sit still. In his spare time, with the help of family and friends, he’s been building a cottage from the ground up. When he isn’t raising beams at the lake, he can be found fishing for walleye, lake trout and bass with his wife and children. In September 2012 Jamie asked Lockheed Martin Canada to sponsor a group of coworkers he organized to compete in the Canada Army Run. As a Canadian Armed Forces veteran, this annual Ottawa race was personally important to Jamie, and it represented an opportunity for Lockheed Martin Canada to publicly demonstrate its support of the Canadian military. The race is now an annual tradition and Jamie has fielded a team ever since. Participation will again be virtual in 2021 and Jamie encourages everyone to participate. He remains hopeful the Lockheed Martin Canada team will run together once again in 2022.
Jamie Fraser

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