Satellite designers must boost cyber security and trusted computing, say experts at Aerospace Corp.

Nov. 11, 2019
Military satellites and everything in space must be cyber-hardened because enemies will target communications, reconnaissance, and other sensor data.

WASHINGTON – Not enough is being done either in government policy or by manufacturers to protect and monitor satellites from cyber attacks, says defense and aerospace researcher The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, Calif. Breaking Defense reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

11 Nov. 2019 -- “Neither space policy nor cyber security policy is prepared for the challenges created by the meshing of space and cyberspace, especially for the spacecraft,” says the Aerospace Corp. federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) in a new report.

“With the expanding list of threat actors and increase in awareness of vulnerabilities and adversary capabilities, all sectors of the space domain need to invest in improving the cybersecurity of space systems, especially onboard the spacecraft,” the Aerospace Corp. authors write.

Cyber security and trusted-computing for space systems has become a major concern not just within the Air Force and the Pentagon, but all the way up the government food chain to the National Security Council (NSC).

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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