Government releases cyber security policy for space systems, with emphasis on safeguarding national assets

Sept. 16, 2020
Space systems and infrastructure, including software, should be developed and operated using risk-based, cyber security-informed engineering.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. National Space Council has issued cyber security principles to help defend America’s space systems. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

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16 Sept. 2020 -- White House officials say the Space Policy Directive-5, or SPD-5, will foster practices within government and commercial space operations to protect space systems from cyber threats.

Through establishing cyber security principles for space systems, Space Policy Directive-5 provides a whole-of-government framework to safeguard space assets and critical infrastructure, officials say.

As a continuation of the National Security Strategy and National Cyber Strategy, the policy is to ensure freedom of action in space and maintain American leadership.

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