Space Operations and Cybersecurity
Space systems are vulnerable to a unique confluence of space security risks that complicates the sector’s remediation capabilities.
In reality, space is becoming congested and contested, and that contested aspect means that countries must focus on cybersecurity in the same way that the banking industry and cyber commerce focus on cybersecurity day in and day out.
With space being the newest war-fighting domain, there remain many unknowns. Because of that and a host of other reasons, it’s arguably more challenging to implement cybersecurity in space than in other well-established domains.
Many believe that delivering on the promise of a united front against space cybercriminals will require a paradigm shift that harnesses information sharing in space to advance integrated operations, mission assurance and precise decision-making.
Also, longstanding technological and cost barriers to space are falling, enabling more countries and commercial firms to participate in satellite construction, space launch, space exploration and human spaceflight. Although these advancements are creating new opportunities, new risks for space-enabled services have emerged.
Space has also become more commercialized. The commercial space sector is involved in space launch, communications, space situational awareness, remote sensing and even human spaceflight. These firms not only supply products to governments, but they also compete commercially.
Unquestionably, the number of objects in orbit will continue to increase rapidly with the wider availability of lower cost, small satellites and with the prospect of large constellations consisting of thousands of satellites.
Space capabilities have also become central to many military operations, including missile warning, geolocation and navigation, target identification and tracking of adversary activities.
Many organizations and agencies have made space security a priority.
For example, with approximately 2,000 communications satellites in orbit, the National Security Agency (NSA) is working on how best to secure the sky, as in providing more effective space security.
It’s been widely reported that researchers at the NSA are using artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor small satellites to determine if they have been hacked.
One thing that is particularly worrisome to space security experts is that with the cost of jamming and control-takeover technology dropping, more hackers (individuals and nation-state cybercriminals) are trying their hand at breaking and entering in cyberspace.
Space Operations and Cybersecurity Courses by Tonex
Space Operations and Cybersecurity training programs focus on priorities to assist space systems and combat readiness. Our training programs, courses, seminars and certifications provide space technologies and operational capabilities, operational missions of spacelift, satellite communications, EO-IR sensor capabilities, AI and sensor fusion, missile warning and space control.
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), EW, SIGINT, MASINT, Ground-based radar, Space-Based Inf
rared System, Defense Support Program satellites, Ballistic Missile Early Warning System, PAVE Phased Array Warning System and Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack radars, Optical Tracking Identification Facility, Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System, Passive Space Surveillance System, phased-array and mechanical radars provide primary space surveillance coverage.
Our Space Operations and Cybersecurity Courses — like all of our courses — are taught by top instructors with expertise in their areas as well as real world experience.
Need a course tailored to your needs? We can do that.
Just let us know how we can assist you.
For more information, questions, comments, contact us.