12 May 2022

With Viasat Satellite Hack Officially Attributed to Russia by US and EU Allies, What Next for Satellite Security?

On March 17th, CISA and the FBI issued a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory for the SATCOM ecosystem, following the cyberattack on the Viasat Satellite system.  That same week, OODA Loop contributor Emilio Iasiello provided an analysis of satellite security in the context of overall cybersecurity: “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.” At the time of our initial coverage and Emilio’s analysis, the attack was not officially attributed. As of May 10th, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken made the U.S. government’s official attribution known to the general public.

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