Due to the large amounts of data that is now produced by military and intelligence equipment, cloud computing is in high demand with several governments utilizing a ‘cloud-first’ approach in improving cybersecurity and mission effectiveness.
Our investment focus centers around the provision of IT infrastructure, operating software, middleware and applications hosted within advanced data or command centers that can be accessed by clients in the field, such as ‘industry community clouds’ or ‘vertical SaaS’ cloud environments utilized by the intelligence and defense community. This includes AI systems that involve costly supercomputers and vast teams of software engineers which is increasingly being provided as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and can securely be accessed by communities via the Cloud.
Software as a service (SaaS), has become the most efficient way to develop and deliver software which also has potential for a new breed of highly-specialized and secure services in private intelligence solutions. For use in military and intelligence, these solutions are often housed on-premise in client data centers or alternatively outsourced to private companies that own highly secure data and command centers that provide holistic solutions for field and surveillance operations.
The transition to Cloud computing potentially exposes clients to a higher risk of cyber-attack. This increases the demand for cybersecurity services which can be incorporated into data and command center solution offerings. Unified threat management, artificial intelligence and Cloud security technologies are utilized to protect data in these environments and are all part of our investment mandate.