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Find below the new Space Cyber Security Watch No 6 (october 3, 2021). In this paper, you will find everything that has caught our attention since the last time : news, articles, papers, Space CTI, videos, webinars, events, attacks, podcats … This work is not exhaustive, so comments and observations are welcome.
- wolfSSL Cybersecurity Software Solutions – wolfSSL is an embedded, lightweight cybersecurity software package for satellite applications. wolfSSL has a long history of providing cryptographic security for defense systems and, more recently, secure boot and secure communications for satellite systems. FIPS 140-2 available.
- In space, no one can hear cyber security professionals scream – « Space is an invaluable domain, but it is also increasingly crowded and particularly susceptible to a range of cyber vulnerabilities and threats. »
- Opportunity: ESA Secure Satcom for Safety and Security (4S) – For technologies, products, systems and end-to-end infrastructures development. Secure Next Generation SatCom will help to increase the resilience of telecommunication infrastructure.
- Ten Commandments for Secure Space Operations – « During CYSAT’21, we heard many words. We tried to pick 10 that stand out, but we left many others behind »
- Securing the final frontier: Why space systems need cybersecurity too – Today’s global economies and governments rely on space-dependent infrastructure – a new frontier for cybersecurity
- How Microsoft is taking cloud-powered innovation beyond Earth with Azure Space – The space community is growing rapidly and Microsoft’s Space team is developing capabilities and services to meet its needs for extended connectivity across the world, simulated digital space environments, and ways for dealing with the huge amount of data generated from satellites.
- US Will Try Using Lasers to Send Data From Space to Drones – In the first experiment of its kind, military researchers will attempt to link drones to satellites via light
- Space Lasers Will Revolutionize Military Communications, If They Work – The Pentagon has ambitious plans to launch hundreds of communications satellites in the years ahead. But getting them to talk to one another isn’t easy.
- US and South Korea agree to enhance security cooperation in outer space – South Korea’s air force will join U.S. Space Force-led joint military drills aimed at bolstering the latter’s defense capabilities in outer space
- Air Force selects Ohio base for new Cyber Warfare Wing – The U.S. Air Force has selected the 179th Airlift Wing base in Mansfield, Ohio, as the location for the Air National Guard’s first Cyber Warfare Wing
- More work needed on space stability and security – The U.S. Space Force and Space Development Agency are fielding resilient and assured space capabilities and working to counter hostile space activity
- Cyberspace and outer space are new frontiers for national security – What do cyberspace and outer space have in common? As we make clear in a new report to the Department of Defence, both are new frontiers for national security that blur traditional ideas about borders, sovereignty and defence strategy
- Space EA Systems delivers satellite-enabled quantum-proof cybersecurity and innovation – Space EA’s new post-quantum encryption network defeats quantum’s destructive effect against security, while enabling satellite architectures and communication networks the ability to harness quantum’s power for DoD and commercial clients in the space sector
- Interoperability, sustainability and cybersecurity pose challenges for small satellite sector – Ensuring that small satellites can communicate not only within their own constellations but within a broader ecosystem is one of the primary challenges
- SOUTHCOM discusses regional, cyber and space security with South American defense leaders – Space and cyber are domains of rapidly increasing importance to international defense and security forces who recognize threats they must defend against have not been restricted to the air, land and sea
- How AWS is opening up space with the cloud – With AWS Ground Station, don’t go spending millions of dollars building ground station infrastructure, pay by the minute for only what you use, and invest your money back in the business or the mission end of your space capability
- Space ISAC invites companies to join the small satellite community of interest
- The Secure Space Monthly Summary – Check the Space-ISAC newsletter « Mission secure space » August-2021
- Kamikaze satellites and shuttles adrift: Why cyberattacks are a major threat to humanity’s ambitions in space – Cyberattacks targeting space infrastructure are inevitable
- DoD To Update Satellite Cyber Rules For Megaconstellations – Space Force’s is to allow for « increased trust in industry » to assess their own systems’ cybersecurity needs, « while doing due diligence » in reviewing whether those assessments are reliable
- Cyberattaques de satellites, détection, interception, brouillage de communications satellitaires – Plus que jamais, les communications par satellites sont un enjeu pour les forces qui peuvent compter sur le réseau de communications Syracuse IV
- Space jam: why the military is prioritising cybersecurity for space – As military and civilian capabilities increasing rely on space-based assets, space and cybersecurity experts speak about the potential effects of a cyberattack against them and how to offer protection
- L’US Space Force dénonce le comportement « inhabituel et inquiétant » des satellites russes Kosmos-2542 et Kosmos-2543
- The Critical Role of Cybersecurity in Space Applications and Programmes – Cybersecurity of space applications : a critical issue rightly addressed by European Space Agency – ESA (ESA Security Office) and their partners (french version here)
- Microsoft lands at Lot Fourteen, joining Nokia to sign a Space and 5G agreement with the South Australian Government
- The SURFSAT-S terminal provides military SATCOM capabilities for smaller vessels, including fast patrol boats and interceptors, even under severe operational conditions
- Cyberspace and outer space are new frontiers for national security, according to an expert report
- CybExer and Spaceit To Offer Satellite Operations Cyber Exercises – A cooperation between Spaceit and CybExer, a NATO-awarded cybersecurity company developing and maintaining cyber security training platforms, to offer satellite operations related cyber exercises
- US Space Force chief convinced China would use satellite killers – The chief of the U.S. Space Force, says that the security of the final frontier faces a « full spectrum of threats » from China that needs to be countered by allied cooperation
- Why Space Is The Next Frontier For Cybersecurity
- Report published by the NASA Office of Inspector General in May 2021 [PDF] – investigating how ready the organisation is from a cybersecurity perspective. This audit found that during the last four years, NASA had experienced more than 6,000 cyber incidents, and 1,785 in 2020 alone. With some 3,000 websites and 42,000 publicly accessible datasets, perhaps that’s not surprising
- Space the next cyber-frontier_threat profile Report [PDF] – Kaspersky report
- HCoC Issue Brief (Septembre 2021) portant sur le Hague Code of Conduct (HCoC) et l’Espace
- Blockchain & The Space Economy – Book I in The Milk Way Economy Series
- August 31, 2021 : The Cyber Hero Adventures Show: « Securing Space » Preview – Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium and others discuss the cybersecurity of our nation’s space systems.
- October 6–8, 2021 : New online course : Understanding Cybersecurity in the Space Domain – The Space Domain Cybersecurity (SpaDoCs) Framework provides a comprehensive and systematic model for understanding and tackling cybersecurity in the space domain. This online course examines the practical issues of developing and sustaining a secure cyber environment through all phases of the space mission lifecycle. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to formulate inputs and issues to a cybersecurity assessment plan for a given space domain scenario.
- July 20, 2021 : Space ISAC TableTop Exercise: Pandora’s Gambit
- August 17, 2021 : Members Session: Uncovering the Hidden Value of Your Threat Data with Neal Dennis from Cyware, Space ISAC Fellow Brent Meyer, and additional presenters
- August 24, 2021 : Cybersecurity in Digital-Enabled Aerospace Systems – Ensuring secure, safe, & cyber protected intelligent systems from critical infrastructure to mission-critical applications
- September 1 – 3, 2021 : Geopolitics and Global Futures Symposium 2021. The 2021 Geopolitics and Global Futures Symposium is now open for applications! Module 1 is about « The Future of Outer Space Security »
- September 7-9, 2021 : Joint Air & Space Power Conference 2021 – Delivering NATO Air & Space Power at the Speed of Relevance. The security challenges to NATO did not just get put ‘on hold’ as our individual countries turned inward to battle the existential threat to survival at home. Indeed, the global pandemic also presented an opportunity to NATO’s near-peer adversaries to manoeuvre and attempt to gain an advantage.
- September 7-10, 2021 : 2021 SATELLITE Experience with Satellite Cybersecurity session.
- September 14 – 16, 2021 : 11th Annual ISSA- COS Peak Cyber Symposium – « ISSA-COS: 30-years of Cyber Vigilance, Knowledge Sharing, and Professional Development »
- October 1st, 2021 : « How to lose a Space War? War in Space over the Ukrainian Conflict » – Un séminaire de recherche de l’IESD avec Paul Szymanski (Space Strategies Center), un des plus grands experts spatiaux américain
- October 1st, 2021 : 1ère édition du Colloque international Galilei – le spatial & le cyberspatial de défense, Etat des lieux & Prospectives Spatiaux et Cyberspatiaux, qui se tiendra à Lyon
- October 4-7, 2021 : 32nd Aerospace Testing Seminar has new dates – Theme for the 2021 ATS is « Smart Testing for Today’s Missions. »
- October 5 – 7, 2021 : ESA Software Product Assurance Workshop 2021. There will be one full day of ECSS training, followed by 3 days of interesting presentations and discussions on various topics. Registration here
- October 5 – 7, 2021 : CyberSatGov – To bring together the satellite community with the government and military markets to have a comprehensive, progressive discussion about cybersecurity. The CyberSatGov Agenda is Here!
- Security in LEO: Can the US Government Trust it?
- Solarwinds, Colonial Pipeline: Impact on Satellite Cybersecurity
- Supply Chain Risk Management: Keeping It Secure
- Blackjack 2022: Prime Time is Fast Approaching
- Cloud and Data Processing: Space Systems Applications and Threats and Vulnerabilities Management
- Value Of Space: How Space Systems’ Critical Infrastructure Will Apply to Future National Critical Functions
- October 7-8, 2021 : Global Resilience Federation (GRF) Summit on Security and Third-Party Risk
- Networking and education on critical third-party and supply chain security issues
- Featuring over 300 security professionals, third-party risk managers, IT directors, intelligence analysts, and more
- Sessions will cover risk management, cybersecurity, intelligence sharing, geopolitical threat mitigation, and emerging compliance/regulation
- October 13, 2021 : Space Cybersecurity Symposium II: Applied Cybersecurity for Space – The Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invite you to their second jointly hosted space cybersecurity symposium.
- October 19-20, 2021 : 2nd annual Value of Space Summit – The Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Space ISAC) and The Aerospace Corporation are pleased to host the 2021 Value of Space Summit, a 2-day virtual community event to convene a variety of perspectives from across the space enterprise.
- October 19 – 21, 2021 : 11th IAASS conference : Managing Risk in Space – The 11th IAASS Conference “Managing Risk in Space”, organized in cooperation with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is an invitation to reflect and exchange information on a number of space safety and sustainability topics of national and international interest.
- October 25-29, 2021 : IAF’s IAC 21 in Dubaï – 72nd International Astronautical Congress 2021 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) will have two security sessions :
- D5 is 54th IAA Symposium on Safety, Quality and Knowledge Management in Space Activities (D5.4 will be more technical : Cybersecurity in space systems, risks and countermeasures)
- E9 is IAF Symposium on Space Security (E9.2 is more strategic and legal focused : Cyber-based security threats to space missions – establishing the legal, institutional and collaborative framework to counteract them)
- Papers have been selected and the program will be published shortly
- November 8, 2021 : COMET CYBersécurité du CNES – Journée « Menaces « cybersécurité » et secteur spatial » à Toulouse et en distanciel.
- April 2022 : Breaking news! CYSAT will be back for the second edition and we selected Paris as our home!
This work is not exhaustive, so comments and observations are welcome.