US Special Forces have obtained a small but effective cyber support gadget. During Special Forces deployments, the Tactical Key Loader (TKL) cryptographic key device, which responds to the Army’s need for the Next Generation Load Device-Small (NGLD-S), offers crucial command and control of emergency, on-time, and data security. The gadget is a lighter, speedier model of the Army’s Simple Key Loader (SKL), which is presently in use. “The Army uses National Security Agency Type 1 cryptographic keys to encrypt the data, which ensures unauthorized individuals can’t access the information,” said Jeremy Pilkington, deputy product leader for COMSEC, Project Manager Tactical Radios.
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