Findings and thoughts
Cybersecurity in Space. Space is the next true frontier, and I want to be a part of it. Cybersecurity will never be more important than it will be in space. If someone hacks into your car, you can get out and walk. If someone hacks into your spaceship, there is nowhere to go. If someone gains access to your satellite network, they cannot only see what you see but can control what you can see or not see and disable your network altogether.
There is so much to learn in the future.
This is a picture being used on a website to promote a webinar about Cybersecurity in Space that will take place on Dec. 8, 2022
Alberto Rueda Carazo, LL.M who is a Ph.D candidate at Paris-Sud University will be one of the speakers.
There are thousands of satellites in space and tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands will be orbiting our planet in the future. Satellites have already been hacked in the past as you will see in this video. There are multiple reasons for a strong cybersecurity presence in space, and satellite protection is just one.
What can be hacked?
- Electronics of any kind
- Almost anything
Cybersecurity isn’t just important in space; it applies to every field and everyday life.
Steal multi-thousand-dollar car for $340
Stealing money from your bank due to your email carelessness.
Have you ever been on an airplane? How do you feel about crashing because of hacked instruments?
“You have to learn why things work on a starship.” James T. Kirk
“You can’t just walk down to the server room and apply a patch to something that’s in orbit” Matthew Scholl, National Institute for Standards and Technology
“We need to be building in and designing cybersecurity capabilities into every single one of our space systems.” Erin Miller, executive director of Space ISAC’s
“These space systems enable all of this other critical infrastructure that we have, and we don’t even realize it.” Gregory Falco, Johns Hopkins University Professor
I first went looking for information about cybersecurity in space, but as I continued to research, many of the issues in space were like here on Earth. I wanted to share as much information as I could in the small space that I had.
I am even more interested in becoming a part of a company that will defend our interests in space in the future after all my research. Space is not only where we are headed it is where we have already been in many ways. Right now, we rely daily on things like GPS, weather tracking software coming from satellites, television signals from space and many other things that we would not have if it were not for space and the ability to travel and send things into space. Here is a photo from Northrup Grumman about a hardware and software program that is scheduled to be delivered in 2024 to protect satellite networks from cyber attacks. Along with a link to the article.