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David Livingstone, an associate fellow at Chatham House

Expert Paints Bleak Picture of Cyber Threat to Space Industry

Last year, David Livingstone, an associate fellow at Chatham House, one of the world’s leading think tanks in foreign affairs and security, co-authored, with Patricia Lewis, a Chatham House research paper on space and cyber. Via Satellite was able to spend some talking to Livingstone about the research paper and why he thinks the satellite […]

By | February 21, 2017

Bob Gourley, partner at Cognitio Corp.

Cybersecurity Expert Assesses Potential Threats to Satellites

While the cybersecurity of space assets has improved, there is a still a long way to go. Via Satellite spoke to Bob Gourley, partner at Cognitio Corp., a leading cybersecurity expert about the potential cyber threat to space and satellite assets. Gourley says first generation satellites had almost no ability to encrypt communications or remotely […]

By | February 21, 2017

Advantech Wireless High Speed Broadcasting Datalink Solutions

The New Generation of Gallium Nitride (GaN) based SSPAs from Advantech Wireless are designed for 4K/8K Ultra HD transmission broadcasting and are DVB-S2X ready, providing a 70% increase in Linear Transmit Power, Super High Linearity and outstanding field proven reliability with a fraction of the Size, Weight and Power. The new FLS-5000 from Advantech Wireless is

By Advantech Wireless | Sep 09, 2016

Commercially Hosted Infrared Payload (CHRIP)

How Industry and Government Can Make Commercially Hosted Payloads Work

[Via Satellite 03-30-2016] During his time working with the U.S. Air Force, Earl White, former Air Force senior executive and intelligence advisor at the U.S. Space Security and Defense Program, says that he saw three major unsolicited hosted payload proposals come through Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), each of which “would have leveraged large commercial […]

By | April 4, 2016

Eron Miller DISA comsatcom

DISA Official Talks Comsatcom Priorities

[Via Satellite 04-04-2016] The relationship between the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the commercial satellite industry has improved over the past few years, according to Eron Miller, chief of the agency’s satcom division infrastructure directorate. This shift comes at a critical inflection point too, as the U.S. military is now gauging its future […]

By | April 4, 2016

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Cybersecurity Experts Stress Importance of Government-Industry Collaboration

[Via Satellite 02-24-2016] The satellite industry needs to work more closely with government end users to make sure both are in sync with each other to protect against cybersecurity threats. Headlines continue to dredge up new startling feats hackers have performed — from swiping password and bank account information to hijacking car controls and drones. […]

By | February 24, 2016

Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Talk with Intelsat CISO Vinit Duggal

[Via Satellite 02-24-2015] In the advent of rising Internet connectivity, satellite operators are working to keep pace and ensure satellite networks are secure for all users across the value chain. To delve further into how operators are ensuring cybersecurity alongside fast-paced Internet adoption, Via Satellite sat down with Intelsat Director and Chief Information Security Officer […]

By | February 24, 2016

Jerry Bowman InfraGard

InfraGard CEO: Satellite Operators Need to be Ready for Cyber Attacks

[Via Satellite 02-23-2016] Satellite companies should be ready for increased attention from cyber criminals that will very likely lead to an increase in cyber attacks, according to Jerry Bowman, president and CEO of the InfraGard National Members Alliance. InfraGard is a partnership between the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and individuals from the private […]

By | February 23, 2016

DGM NREL ViaSat

ViaSat, US Department of Energy Boost Cybersecurity Framework for Distributed Energy Grids

[Via Satellite 02-16-2016] ViaSat has successfully completed vulnerability assessment, penetration testing and secure network implementation for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Distribution Grid Management (DGM) system test bed, which is being used to develop an end-to-end empirically validated cybersecurity architecture for smart grid applications. NREL performs research on different types of renewable energy and […]

By | February 16, 2016

Mark Rawlins, SDA chairman

Space Data Association Unveils Formal Geolocation Service

[Via Satellite 02-02-2016] The Space Data Association (SDA) is now offering a free geolocalization service for members to help provide a faster way to cut down on satellite interference. The new service formalizes a process that had occurred sporadically in recent years, with operators capable of geolocation periodically aiding those without such capabilities. Geolocation works […]

By | February 2, 2016

NovelSat Joins Satellite Interference Reduction Group

[Via Satellite 02-02-2016] Satellite transmission specialist NovelSat has joined the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG). 
NovelSat develops and delivers bandwidth efficient satellite transmission solutions comprising advanced modems, modulators and demodulators. “An important part of the NovelSat strategy is to improve spectral efficiency while introducing advance satellite interference mitigation algorithms. Joining IRG was a logical step for […]

By | February 2, 2016

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