Cyber Attack Against Satellite Calls into Question Satellite Security

On March 17, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an alert advocating the strengthening of SATCOM network provider cybersecurity – no doubt in response to revelations of the recent Viasat incident. The cyber threat to satellites has been a longstanding concern and one that has, unfortunately, been mixed in with the myriad other cybersecurity issues facing the global community. As a result, it’s not surprising that satellite security has gotten lost in the shuffle, particularly given the need to prioritize and safeguard 16 critical infrastructure sectors. OODA Loop Contributor Emilio Iasiello provides an analysis.