|Cyber and space: a trans-atlantic overview of cybersecurity and space
|Laura Morelli, Author
|ISU Individual Project
|Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2023
|1 electronic resource (v, 60 p.) / col. ill.
|Includes bibliographical references
|Astronautics and state--United States ; Computer security ; Computer security--United States ; Cyberspace ; Space law ; Space security
|Cybersecurity in the space field has become a topic of extreme relevance in nowadays decision-making for national or regional space agencies, governmental institutions, and the private sector in space faring nations. Due to the fast technological growth in space assets and software techniques, space operators are experiencing more breaches in their security systems than before, which could potentially jeopardize their missions, both via hardware destruction as well as data manipulation or leaks. This paper firstly studies the theoretical framework of all current types of cybersecurity threats and attacks in the space field and complements it with real cases of cybersecurity disruptions in satellites, satellite constellations, and ground stations from strong space faring nations all over the world. Consequently, the author presents a thorough analysis of policies and laws in the international sphere and, more particularly, in the United States and Europe. Finally, this paper proposes recommendations at international level, and more specifically in the U.S. and Europe, with the purpose of providing inputs for improvement in their respective space sectors. The author finds it beneficial to foster stronger international governance, raising this topic in specific and specialized committees to enhance coherency and avoid overlaps between different fields.
|ISU program :
|Master of Space Studies
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