In spite of all the safeguards, companies must continually monitor traffic on their global networks to detect attempted or successful penetration and take steps to mitigate the impact of security breaches.
U.S. Defense Department strategy documents warn about cyber and space threats. But where's the money to fund new capabilities?
The space weapons that U.S. military commanders fear most are not missiles aimed at satellites.
If your company or organization uses a network, there are people who want to hack it. If you haven’t tried to stop them, those hackers are probably already in your network.
Small terminals typically are easily jammed, so having an anti-jam capability in a portable system would be significant.
The Trump administration soon will complete the final draft of a broad “cyber deterrence strategy."
The military is confident that its own spacecraft are tightly encrypted and unlikely to be taken down by hackers. It worries, however, about the vulnerability of commercial satellites that host military payloads.
Travel bans barring passengers from bringing laptops and tablet computers onboard airplanes aren’t much cause for concern for satellite operators who provide airlines with internet connectivity, executives said May 25, but protecting those devices from hackers and cyber criminals is.
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center faces unique challenges because it uses an extensive array of ground systems - some decades old - to communicate with individual satellites.
IoT will present enormous challenges for people who offer satellite communications products and services because each connected device from refrigerators to tractors offers hackers a point of entry into the network and a way to target other elements of the network.
Satellites service and equipment suppliers remain on high alert, watching for signs individual hackers or powerful nation states are trying to breach their network’s cybersecurity. That job is becoming increasingly complex as satellite networks become an integral part of larger terrestrial networks.