Kratos Introduces Cybersecurity Assessment Service to Address Unique Requirements of the Satellite Industry

Kratos Introduces Cybersecurity Assessment Service to Address Unique
Requirements of the Satellite Industry

Assessment Helps Ensure Compliance Readiness for Pending Security Regulations
Affecting Commercial Satellite Operations

SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security
Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider,
announced today that it has introduced a new SATCOM Cybersecurity Assessment
service that addresses the increasing threats and unique requirements of the
satellite industry. With cybersecurity legislation soon requiring the
application of NIST Information Assurance (IA) standards for all U.S. critical
infrastructure, including satellite communications, the Kratos SATCOM
Cybersecurity Assessment will help ensure compliance readiness for these
forthcoming security regulations.

By addressing the unique security challenges the satellite industry faces, the
Kratos SATCOM Cybersecurity Assessment helps satellite organizations identify
and prioritize threats and their mitigation. Performing a rigorous gap
analysis, Kratos delivers detailed recommendations and a corrective actions
roadmap. The result is a detailed view of satellite network preparedness along
with recommended steps required to mitigate risks and ensure compliance with
applicable regulations, standards and guidelines.

"Organizations involved in satellite communications are playing a vital role
in our nation's critical infrastructure -- a role that understandably needs to
be secure," said Christopher Fountain, Sr. Vice President of Kratos'
SecureInfo. "The Kratos SATCOM Cybersecurity Assessment provides independent,
third party analysis from experts who understand the unique challenges of
satellite communications. It helps satellite operators and service providers
determine where they stand and what it will take to be compliant to ensure
they stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving real-world threat

With 30 years as a leader in the satellite communications industry, Kratos is
one of the few cybersecurity providers that understands the SATCOM industry
and has the necessary related expertise to help organizations mitigate risk
and effectively demonstrate compliance. Kratos' products and services are used
by more than 75 percent of the world's satellite operators and 85 percent of
U.S. based space missions. Kratos has successfully performed thousands of IA
assessments and validations and was recently designated as an Air Force Agent
of the Certifying Authority (ACA) for Space Systems. Commercial satellite
operators and service providers can use the Kratos SATCOM Cybersecurity
Assessment results to proactively reduce their risk and to evaluate readiness
in advance of regulations and enforcement.

"Cyber threats are increasing dramatically as SATCOM dependence on IP
standards increases," explains Stuart Daughtridge, Vice President of Advanced
Technology at Kratos and a former Director of Satellite Operations with over
25 years of hands-on experience in the industry. "Complicating the challenge
is that many SATCOM professionals are not well versed in the issues involved
in IP cybersecurity. Our considerable expertise in satellite ground networks
and Information Assurance as applied in satellite networks helps us uniquely
address the challenges in the SATCOM industry."

Learn more about the Kratos SATCOM Cybersecurity Assessment by visiting the
Kratos booth #4024 at Satellite 2013, March 19-21 in Washington, D.C., or
contact us at 703.488.2500, or visit

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized
National Security technology business providing mission critical products,
services and solutions for United States National Security. Kratos' core
capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system
integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos'
areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat
Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite
communication systems, unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cyber security,
information assurance, and critical infrastructure security.Kratos has
primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately
4,300.The vast majority of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a
secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end
customers are National Security related agencies.News and information are
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of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current
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year ended December 30, 2012 and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K
and other filings made with the SEC by Kratos.

CONTACT: Press Contact:
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