Cyber Resiliency Level

Cyber Resiliency Level™ (CRL™)

Measure. Decide. Survive.

Cyber Cyber Resiliency Level

How Does Your System Measure Up?

In a world where almost nothing electronic is 100% invincible against cyber-attacks, it’s important to know how you measure up to withstand and recover from such an attack.

Enter Lockheed Martin’s Cyber Resiliency Level™ model (CRL™) – the world’s first, standard method to measure the cyber resiliency maturity of a weapon, mission, and/or training system, anywhere in its lifecycle.

While there are models designed or in development to measure a company's cybersecurity posture – such as the U.S. Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) – there hasn’t been one that speaks directly to the unique cyber design needs of military systems. CRL was built to be a companion to measurement efforts focused on a company’s cybersecurity posture, ensuring insight into cyber resiliency from a system’s conception to delivery to retirement.

How it Works

For deep electronics and code to an actual weapon platform, the CRL model works as a framework to measure potential risks that affect mission performance along the way. Using a structured set of risk and engineering assessment methods – including cyber table tops and threat driven methodologies – the CRL helps measure against six resiliency categories to determine the current level. At the end of the process, users of the model receive a customized roadmap that can be used to help understand risk, prioritize and select solutions for maximum effect against cyber-attacks.

The Case for Built-In Cybersecurity

When Lockheed Martin was awarded the opportunity to work on a major military satellite development program, the team responsible made the decision to include cyber at the front-end to eliminate costly and incomplete cyber “bolt-ons” later in the system’s lifecycle.

 

 

Meet the CRL Creators

Jim Keffer

Jim Keffer

Major General (Ret), USAF
Lockheed Martin Government Affairs Director of Cyber & CRL Executive Champion
Dawn Beyer

Dawn Beyer

Lockheed Martin Sr. Fellow
CRL Project Lead
Michael Nance

Michael Nance

Lockheed Martin Sr. Fellow
CRL Project Lead

“In an era of scarce resources, the CRL model can help stakeholders make informed decisions and prioritize cyber spending on the most impactful solutions.”

– Jim Keffer