Transhields new radio frequency shielding covers 2020

Podcast: Transhield's New RF Shielding Covers and their Impact in the World of Cyber Warfare

March 19, 2020 / in Protective Covers / by Joshua Lambert

Cyberwarfare increases the threat of attack from adversaries on military targets. Radiofrequency technologies used to conduct cyber-induced warfare on exposed, high-value assets are very common. Electronic interrogation, jamming and geometry to performance determination are some of the threats posed against Navy topside systems and other military applications.

Jeff Vold, Vice President of Industrial and Government Business Development for Transhield, Inc., and Dr. David Sharman, Senior Military and Technical Advisor for Transhield, talked to host Tyler Kern about these threats and RF shielding technology developed to combat them.

“We’ve been working with the military for 20 years now, providing them environmental protective covers, and we’ve been able to respond to customer needs and come up with solutions rapidly,” Vold said. The Navy approached Dr. Sharman a couple of years ago to help develop a technology to shield high-value assets from all radar frequencies.

Today, there is an increased number of small and powerful devices that can use RF frequencies to scan a military ship and determine that ship’s systems or radar capabilities.

“In some cases, these devices may even be able to introduce a virus into these systems through a targeting package,” Vold said. Dr. Sharman added this is not the typical type of cyber warfare people think about, but it is a threat, nonetheless.

RF shields are not just for military use.

“There are plenty of commercial and industrial companies that need protection for their key operating systems,” Dr. Sharman said.

 

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Josh has been with Transhield since mid-2018 as a part of the Marketing & Sales Departments. Josh's main role at Transhield is creating  enaging content that informs Transhield customers, prospects, and employees about who Transhield is and the problems  that we solve.  Josh is a graduate of Indiana Universisty South Bend, receiving his Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Advertising in 2016. 
 
 

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