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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10 May 2022

Russia downed satellite internet in Ukraine -Western officials

Russia was behind a massive cyberattack against a satellite internet network which took tens of thousands of modems offline at the onset of the Russia-Ukraine war, the United States, Britain, Canada, and the European Union said on Tuesday. The digital assault against Viasat’s (VSAT.O) KA-SAT network in late February took

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22 Mar 2022

CISA, FBI Issue Joint Cybersecurity Advisory for SATCOM Ecosystem Following Viasat Cyberattack

Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger took to the podium yesterday to announce that U.S. Intelligence continues to investigate the Feb 24th hack of a European satellite company, Viasat, which provides internet connectivity to Europe, including the Ukrainian government and military. In light of this attack, on March 17th the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a joint statement which warned of the “possible threats to U.S. and international satellite communication (SATCOM) networks.”

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