A New Set of Cybersecurity Principles Issued By the White House – E Hacking News
A new set of cybersecurity principles were recently issued by the White House to ensure its commercial and critical infrastructure investments in space.
The short document states: “The United States considers unfettered freedom to operate in space vital to advancing the security, economic prosperity, and scientific knowledge of the Nation.”
The move was brought about as the focus of the White House goes beyond military operations in space.
The nation is worried about the effect of cybersecurity attacks against a scope of services delivered by satellite, for example, the global positioning systems. GPS is particularly significant, to military activities as well as regular citizen use.
Among the suggested best practice principles was the utilization of “risk-based, cyber-security-informed engineering” to create and operate space systems, with persistent monitoring for vindictive action and of system configurations.
1. Protection against unauthorized access to space vehicle functions
3. Control and telemetry receiver systems
5. Management of supply chain risks and improved collaboration between space system owners.
The document likewise included that such attacks could bring about the loss of mission data, damage to space systems, and loss of control over space vehicles such as satellites, space stations, and launch vehicles, which could lead to collisions that generate dangerous orbital debris.