Cyberwarfare in space: Satellites at risk of hacker attacks

There’s an urgent need for NATO and its member countries to address the cybersecurity of space-based satellite control systems because they’re vulnerable to cyberattacks – and if left unaddressed, it could have severe consequences for global security, a new paper from a Read More …

Russia limits operations of foreign communications satellite operators

This week, the Russian government has published a document outlining new rules that limit foreign communications satellite operators inside the country. According to a copy of the document, the Russian government will require all foreign communications satellite companies to pass all Read More …

Orange Business Services and Telespazio France Combine Forces to Supply SATCOM Services to the French Ministry of Armed Forces

The French Joint Directorate for Infrastructure Networks and Information Systems (DIRISI) selected Orange Business Services and Telespazio France to provide several satellite communication capabilities and the associated managed services to all military and state entities involved in this framework agreement. Read More …

Harris, L3 Technologies Announce Merger Plan

Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies Inc. said Sunday they will combine in the largest-ever defense industry merger, as the Pentagon expands budgets with an eye toward increased investment by contractors and quicker weapons development. The deal, first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Read More …

Security flaws let hackers hit in-flight and at sea WiFi

Multiple deployed satellite communications (SATCOM) products have security flaws, according to IOActive researcher Ruben Santamarta, who will present research in the field Wednesday at the cybersecurity conference Black Hat. The systems are used in everything from airplane in-flight WiFi and entertainment Read More …

AmosConnect: Maritime Communications Security Has Its Flaws

Satellite communications security has been a target of our research for some time: in 2014 IOActive released a document detailing many vulnerabilities in popular SATCOM systems. Since then we’ve had the opportunity to dive deeper in this area, and learned Read More …

IT at sea makes data too easy to see: Ships are basically big floating security nightmares

If there’s anything worse than container security, it would appear to be container ship security. Ken Munro, a researcher for UK-based Pen Test Partners, has been exploring maritime satellite communication systems used to keep ships connected while at sea. His Read More …

Sky and Space signs Check Point for satellite cybersecurity

Australian Securities Exchange-listed telecommunications company Sky and Space Global (SAS) has announced signing Check Point Software Technologies to provide cybersecurity across its nano-satellite telecommunications services. Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Check Point, its cybersecurity solutions will be integrated Read More …