Cyber Challenges in National Security Space

Cyber Challenges in National Security Space Tactics, techniques, and procedures used by the authors of the Stuxnet computer worm that attacked Iran’s nuclear program can be used by advanced persistent threat actors in attacking other targets, including national security space systems. Architects must consider these capabilities as they design and implement modern space systems. Kenneth […]  More »

Toward Space Cyber Integration

Toward Space Cyber Integration Many of today’s cyber systems are engineered with a networked layer model, which is different from the way traditional space systems were designed. Legacy space systems are typically a collection of subsystems supporting space and ground segments. Because of the different engineering methodologies that went into establishing space and cyber systems, […]  More »

Achieving Mission Resilience for Space Systems

Achieving Mission Resilience for Space Systems Space systems need enhanced resiliency to ensure performance of critical functions and overall mission operations during a cyberattack. Aerospace is investigating various approaches to achieving such resilience for current and future programs. Jandria S. Alexander Space assets are an integral part of cyberspace. As such, they are directly and […]  More »

Cybersecurity for the Nation’s Infrastructure and Financial Institutions

Cybersecurity for the Nation’s Infrastructure and Financial Institutions Cyberattacks, and the damage they cause, are not limited to national security space systems. Financial markets and institutions, the nation’s power grid, national and local government institutions and facilities, transportation networks, and individuals are among those that have experienced cyberattacks. Symantec Corporation, the largest maker of security […]  More »

Meeting National Security Space Needs in the Contested Cyberspace Domain

Meeting National Security Space Needs in the Contested Cyberspace Domain Growing concern over emerging cyber threats is shifting attention to mission resilience—the ability to operate through new and evolving threats in the cyberspace domain. Rami R. Razouk and Frank C. Belz   During the last two decades, the U.S. government and private sectors have come […]  More »