Gearing up Space Cybersecurity for the IoT Era

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By Michela Menting | 1Q 2020 | IN-5727


Space ISAC Operational in 2020


The new Space ISAC held its first its first industry-government interchange forum in January 2020. The forum was created in 2019, when the U.S. space industry got together during the Space Symposium and announced its intention to set up a Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) at the behest of the interagency Science & Technology Partnership Forum and the National Space Council.

Founding members come from an interdisciplinary background and include Kratos Federal Space, Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin, Parsons Corporation, SES, Purdue University, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, and MITRE’s National Cybersecurity Center, among others that wish to remain anonymous. While the membership is varied, and global, it will be restricted to those countries currently deemed safe partners (as such, countries deemed hostile on a cyber level are not allowed to participate).

The first order of action of the Space ISAC is the creation of an unclassified portal to share threat information between members, which is to be …

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