Because of the increasing interest in utilizing Earth orbit, denying a competing nation’s access to it is quickly becoming the most dangerous weapon in the stealth world of cyber warfare. Venture Beat brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Building more cyber-resilient satellites begins with a strong network.”

Satellites are vulnerable to cyberattacks, just like any other digital infrastructure. Security standards help define best practices for protecting satellite systems from cyber threats. These standards can cover encryption, access control, intrusion detection, and other cybersecurity measures to safeguard satellite operations and data.

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), “the space sector is transitioning towards hybrid satellite networks (HSNs), which is an aggregation of independently owned and operated terminals, antennas, satellites, payloads, or other components that comprise a satellite system.” So it isn’t surprising that NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has released its most recent report designed to guide the wide spectrum of stakeholders who all contribute to the security posture of HSNs. 

We like consistency and standards. It might be the reason we do business in taxonomies. Proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy increases the findability of data. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

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