Certified Space Security Specialist Professional (CSSSP) certification is ideal for space and security practitioners, analysts, engineers, managers and executives interested in proving their knowledge across space security practices and principles.
Space is integral to America’s economic and commercial success. Space is now also considered a wartime domain on par with land, sea, air and cyber.
Space is the enabling domain for many capabilities, from hand-held devices to precision navigation. America’s economic well-being relies on space including banking transactions large and small. Utility companies also depend on space.
Space forms the basis for America’s military advantages, and U.S. military experts insist that the U.S. cannot allow those to decay or be overtaken – all documented in a Defense Intelligence Agency report titled Challenges to Security in Space.
Experts agree: Certified space security specialists have become key players in the new race in space because, quite frankly, this digital age race in space is all about making satellites, space missions and military operations more secure before there are alarming consequences due to cyber-attacks.
Satellites are particularly vulnerable, and in a way, face the same security issues associated with 5G technology. In fact you can look at satellites as very expensive Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Like earth-based IoT devices, satellites also suffer from a lack of security and high probability of being hacked and compromised.
A lot of the cybersecurity concerns have to do with there being little in the way of mandated security standards before a satellite is launched. This puts the burden of security squarely on the shoulders of satellite engineers during the design phase.
Also keep in mind that satellites run on Linux and communicate over commonly hacked channels. Some satellite communication transmissions are not even encrypted, which opens portals for cyber-attacks and possible dire consequences.
Without question, challenges for the space security specialist are considerable because no one really knows how secure space will be in the coming years.
Accelerate your space cybersecurity career with a CSSSP certification.
Want to know more? Tonex offers Certified Space Security Specialist Professional (CSSSP) training, a 5-day course that is ideal for space and security practitioners, analysts, engineers, managers and executives interested in proving their knowledge across space security practices and principles.
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