Course NameLength
Certified Space Security Specialist Professional (CSSSP)5 days

Space Cybersecurity

Increasingly, data is transmitted via, and stored on, orbiting satellites.

At the same time, this snowballing reliance on space technology puts society in a precarious position by providing what some would say are easy targets for cyber-attacks. Unquestionably, the high value of data stored on satellites and other space systems make them attractive targets for cybercriminals.

Although residing in the vacuum of deep space makes them less vulnerable to physical attacks, space-based systems are still ultimately controlled from computers on the ground. That means they can be attacked just like any other system.

Space cybersecurity is being called the new frontier that needs immediate protection. The fact is, all the hardware in space now and in the years to come make for a pretty large potential attack surface, which is connected directly to the internet.

There are now hundreds of control systems ranging from NASA’s to those like GPS. On top of that there are thousands of more companies that rent bandwidth from satellite owners for selling services like satellite TV, phone and internet.

Then there are satellites that store sensitive information they collect themselves, which might include images of sensitive military installations or critical infrastructure needed by the military to protect the U.S. and its allies.

On Earth, the increased number of self-trained or state-supported hackers, as well as the cheap access to computer technologies, also increases the risk of disruption to Earth-space and space-Earth interactions. These attacks are particularly hard to trace and thus complicate the attributions of responsibilities.

In other words, while space technology continues to advance, so does the measure of vulnerability, which makes space cybersecurity more crucial than ever.

While there are no one-size-fits-all solutions to prevent cyber-attacks in space, there are space cybersecurity modalities that can be deployed including transport virtualization, building resilience in the cyber supply chain, as well as training workforces to respond to attacks and testing satcom systems for vulnerabilities.

There’s also a call by cybersecurity professionals for organizations and agencies to follow current federal standards including National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines.

Space Cybersecurity Courses by Tonex

Participants learn about space systems and how they are now met with a unique confluence of cybersecurity risks that complicates the sector’s remediation capabilities.

Governments, critical infrastructure and economies rely on space-dependent services—for example, the Global Positioning System (GPS)—that are vulnerable to hostile cyber operations. However, few space-faring states and companies have paid sufficient attention to the cybersecurity of satellites in outer space, creating a number of risks.

In a Space Cybersecurity courses you learn what it takes to effectively design, implement and manage a cybersecurity space program.

Who Benefits From Space Cybersecurity Courses? 

Space Cybersecurity Courses by Tonex are ideal for space and security practitioners, analysts, engineers, managers and executives interested in proving their knowledge across space security best practices and principles.

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