Huntsville Small Business Expands Cyber Test Environment, Tools to Enhance Cyber Resiliency of Weapon Systems

CVATE briefing available at Space and Missile Defense Symposium, booth #137.

 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Every network in America faces cyber threats from emboldened hackers, agents of corporate espionage and ransomware attackers from around the world. The U.S. military, however, faces a greater cyber threat from foreign militaries. U.S. enemies and allies are positioning cyber personnel and resources to create and execute threats to military weapon systems and networks.

“The weapons systems and networks that our soldiers depend on to execute their mission are under an ever growing cyber threat intended to render them less effective  . ” said Kurt Lessmann, Trideum’s Chief Technology Officer.

 Trideum is the Cyber Vulnerability Assessment Test Environment (CVATE) provider for the U.S. Army Redstone Test Center (RTC). Under this contract, Trideum is developing a secure and rigorous test environment that mimics the Army’s complex system of system operational environment. The CVATE environment enables RTC customers to determine the impact to mission effectiveness of their weapon systems when they are under attack from current and foreseeable cyber threats.

In addition to the development of cyber test environments like CVATE, Trideum also develops solutions and enhances processes to strengthen cyber defense and offense mechanisms outside the lab. One such program is the Cyber Table Top (CTT) toolset.

“One of the most successful programs we’ve developed under the CVATE contract is Cyber Table Top toolset, said Lessmann. “ This powerful toolset is an innovative user-experienced based software solution that transforms the DoD CTT guidebook into an automated and collaborative process.” 

 While supporting customers such as the the U.S. Army Redstone Test Center, Trideum continues to expand their extensive knowledge to better support and secure weapon systems and networks in use by our Armed Forces today…..and in the future.

To do this, the Trideum team includes experts in the full range of cyberspace operations and cybersecurity testing:

  • Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA)
  • Cybersecurity Developmental Testing (DT)
  • Cooperative Vulnerability Investigation (CVI)
  • Cooperative Vulnerability and Penetration Assessment (CVPA)
  • Adversarial Cybersecurity DT&E (ACD)
  • Adversarial Assessment (AA)
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Modeling and Simulation (M&S)
  • Cyber Table Top (CTT) Exercises
  • Cyber Threat Injection & Instrumentation
  • Component-Level Cyber Testing
  • System-Level Cyber Testing
  • System of Systems Cyber Testing

 “Our dedicated team is developing effective processes and solutions and are pleased to serve as cyber defenders of the Army’s weapons systems and networks. We plan to bring that knowledge to other military and defense industry organizations,” concluded Lessmann.

Information about CVATE and CTT will be available at Trideum booth, #137, at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium.

About Trideum: Founded in 2005, Trideum Corporation, is a privately owned and operated small business headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. Trideum specializes in providing solutions and services in the area of test and evaluation, modeling and simulation, systems analysis, and information technology. With a history of innovation since our inception in 2005, Trideum provides state-of-the-art mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of command, control, communications, and intelligence systems; cyber, sensing; effects; as well as a broad range of Live, Virtual, Constructive and Gaming (LVC-G) training, simulations, and mission support services. Visit for more information.