1 2017 dss trends : Focus on Technology Facilities developing, applying, or modifying highly sought after technologies are at a higher risk from foreign collectors. These facilities must consider the volume and persistence of foreign collection when conducting risk management and risk mitigation. Methods of Operation Based on reporting of foreign collection targeting cleared industry, fiscal year 2016. Academic Solicitation: Applications for admission to advance East Asia & South &. science, Technology , engineering, and math degree programs Near East associated with cleared facilities, and requests for peer and the Pacific Central Asia Top Targeted Technology Top Targeted Technology Top Targeted Technology board review of academic papers Electronics Aeronautic Systems Radars Attempted Acquisition of Technology : Attempts to purchase targeted Technology , via purchase requests, marketing and sales related websites, and email Criminal Activities: Usually exploiting lapses in physical security to obtain protected information or products with no pretense of legitimate acquisition Exploitation of Relationships: Exploiting a connection such as joint ventures, business arrangements, and foreign military sales to obtain information or materials outside the scope of the agreement Foreign Visit.
2 Attempts to access information or Technology during visits to cleared facilities; incidents include use of unauthorized devices, asking for information outside the scope of the visit Request for Information: Requests, often submitted via email or web card, for technical information or specific capabilities of restricted or export controlled technologies Europe & Western Africa Search/Seizure: Airport or customs officials using entry/exit Eurasia Hemisphere Top Targeted Technology Top Targeted Technology Top Targeted Technology inspections to access or seize hardcopy files or electronic devices, also includes searches of cleared employees' hotel rooms Command, Control, Electronics Command, Control, Communications, & Communications, &. Seeking Employment: Applications/r sum from foreign applicants submitted to human resource offices or employment Computers Computers websites for positions requiring citizenship or security Targeting Technologies report: clearances FY16 Top Targeted Technologies by Region Solicitation or Marketing Services: Offers to provide goods or Aeronautics C4 Electronics services to a cleared company, or to act as a cleared company's representative/agent overseas to gain access to restricted information or Technology Surveillance: Visual, aural, photographic, or electronic systematic observation of cleared facilities, sites, or personnel Suspicious Network Activity.
3 Cyber actors attempts to gain East Asia & Pacific Near East South & Central Asia Europe & Eurasia Others access to/or introduce malware on a cleared company's network, common exploits include phishing/spear phishing, and whaling Defense Security Service website: Based on Cleared Industry Reporting of Foreign Collection Targeting Cleared Industry, Fiscal Year 2016 (Preliminary Data). Methods of Targeted Technologies Top Methods of Operation Details and Likely Targets Operation (in order of assessed threat targeting) Targeting Regions (Cyber domain is the most frequent vector for contact). Primary Secondary East Asia & the Aeronautic Systems: Unmanned Aerial Systems Attempted Acquisition of Technology Pacific Multirole & Cargo Aircraft, Enhanced Flight Target employees involved in business development/sales or Vision Systems, Collision Avoidance Systems Near East management: senior management; business development; sales office.
4 Or web team East Asia & the C4: Antenna, Digital Receivers, Microwave Inquiries to purchase company or business units Pacific Filters, Cloud Computing, Airborne and Tactical Attempts to acquire protected/controlled technologies Radios, SIGINT Systems Near East Purchase of equipment, schematics, or plans East Asia & the Electronics: Radiation-hardened Integrated Academic Solicitation Pacific Circuits (ICs), Monolithic Microwave ICs, Target university, government, and private research facilities: Gallium Nitride Amplifiers, RF Attenuators Near East admissions department; subject matter experts (SMEs);. professors; or faculty members East Asia & the Radars: Radars for Anti-Access/Area Denial Applications for admission Pacific (A2/AD), Phase Adaptive Radars, Electronically Requests for review of academic papers Steered Radars, Ground Penetrating Radars Near East Requests to study/consult East Asia & the Armaments & Survivability: Missile Systems, Pacific Rail Gun, Mine Protected Vehicles, Mine Request for Information Detectors, Hostile Fire Detector Systems Near East Target business development; sales; marketing; SMEs.
5 Web team Under the guise of price quotes, marketing surveys, technical East Asia & the Optics: Fast Steering Mirrors, Night Vision specifications Pacific Devices, Infrared Interference Filters, Thermal Telephone, web card, and email contact Imaging Cameras, Wide Area Optical Systems Near East East Asia & the Solicitation or Marketing Services Marine Systems: Autonomous Underwater Pacific Target employees involved in business development/sales or Vehicles, Autonomous Surface Vehicles, management Underwater Detection Technologies Near East Often unsolicited contacts with offer to represent Energy Systems: Propulsion Systems (gas company or goods Near East turbine engines, turbo fan engines), Gas Offers to provide parts or assembly of company's Dynamics, Bipropellant Rocket Engines, Solid East Asia & the products at overseas facility Oxide Fuel Cells Pacific Joint venture opportunities East Asia & the Software: Modeling and Simulation, Facial Pacific Seeking Employment Recognition, Computer-aided Design (CAD), Target human resource departments or security office Wide Area Surveillance Near East Attempts to introduce persons to cleared facilities to gain access to protected information Materials: Raw & Processed.
6 Composite Near East R sum s & Applications Materials, Radar Absorbing Composites, East Asia & the Metallurgy Engineering, Piezoelectric Materials Pacific Center for Development of Security Excellence IBTL Job Aid.