L-R: David Hartshorn, Secretary General, GVF; John Zban, Chief Information Officer, Satcom Direct; Norm Balchunas, Senior Director of Defense/Cybersecurity Services and Connectivity, Honeywell Aerospace; Bruce Chesley, Senior Director of Strategy, Boeing Space & Missile Systems. Photo: Access Intelligence/Vince Lim.

Collaborating to Achieve End-to-End Cybersecurity in Satellite

To what extent must hardware manufacturers, service providers and others across the satellite ecosystem collaborate to ensure secure cyberspace for their customers? During a panel titled “How to Achieve End-to-End Protection?” at the 2017 CyberSat Summit, experts agreed that one of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity today is the ongoing transition to an ecosystem where […]

By | November 10, 2017

L-R: Randy Sabett, head of Cooley's cyber practice; Greg Touhill, president of Cyxtera; Lisa Donnan, managing director at Option3Ventures; James Turgal, executive assistant director of the FBI's information and technology branch. Photo: Access Intelligence/Vince Lim.

How Better Social Practices Can Improve Your Cyber Resiliency

Speakers at the 2017 CyberSat Summit emphasized that improving technology capabilities is only a piece of the larger cybersecurity puzzle. During a panel assessing the evolving threat landscape in aerospace, a group of experts agreed that it is equally important to monitor the “people and processes” that form the foundation of companies’ every day operations. […]

By | November 9, 2017

Understanding the Language of Intermodulation Specifications in HPA Data Sheets

High power amplifiers (HPAs) are a critical component in the uplink earth station RF chain and are generally the most expensive components, after antennas, in that chain. For this reason, integrators or users in the market for HPAs must take great care to ensure that like-for-like comparisons are made when evaluating HPAs. Typically, linear output power

By CPI | Nov 08, 2017

FBI Cybersecurity

FBI: More Cyber Attacks Now Blend in with Normal Network Behavior

Recent trends in malicious cybersecurity activity show that hackers are becoming much more adept at breaching networks using acquired “legitimate” credentials (such as outdated test login accounts to Virtual Private Networks, VPNs) and “blending in” with normal network behavior, according to FBI Cyber Division Senior Intelligence Analyst Kristen Lane. Speaking at Via Satellite’s Cybersat Summit […]

By | November 8, 2017

O3b's Peru gateway. Photo: SES.

Speedcast, SES Partner to Provide Fiber-Like Connectivity in Peru

Speedcast and SES have signed an agreement to provide several hundreds of Mbps of connectivity into Peru. This is the first agreement between the companies in Latin America to provide Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) capacity with high throughput capabilities and low latency. The agreement marks the fourth MEO national partnership between Speedcast and SES Networks. […]

By | November 8, 2017

Managing partner at Renaissance Strategic Advisors, Joshua Hartman

How Can the US Improve Its Space Cybersecurity?

Josh Hartman, managing partner at Renaissance Strategic Advisors, shares his thoughts on how U.S. policymakers are adapting to new cybersecurity threats in the space domain…

By | November 7, 2017

U.S. Congressman Brian Babin, R-Texas, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Space

Congressman Babin Hints that Cybersecurity Could be Included in Larger Commercial Space Legislative Package

U.S. Congressman Brian Babin, R-Texas, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Space, said his group is working on legislation with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to conduct a new cybersecurity defense audit of U.S. government space and defense agencies as part of a larger commercial space enterprise bill. While he could not name the […]

By | November 7, 2017

Photo: Toyota.

Toyota Exec: Connectivity to Bring Big Changes to the Automotive Industry

Satellite operators are optimistic that the connected car could be the next hot market for the industry. But what do car manufacturers think? We talk to one of the leading car manufacturers about whether the market for satellite is more myth than reality…

By | November 6, 2017


Cooley’s Sabett: Data Security Laws, AI and Cyber Threats

As an attorney and former crypto engineer, Randy Sabett approaches cybersecurity from both a legal and technical standpoint in his role at Cooley LLP. Sabett will participate in a panel called “New Generation of Cyberattacks: Assessment of the Evolving Threat Landscape in Satellite and Aerospace” at the 2017 CyberSat Summit on Nov. 7. Here, he […]

By | November 3, 2017

A Falcon 9 rocket launches the SES 10 satellite on March 30, 2017. Photo: SpaceX.

SpaceX to First Launch Prototype Satellite This Year

SpaceX is on track to begin launching its broadband constellation as early as 2019, and aims to have the full system on orbit by 2024. In an Oct. 25 testimony delivered to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, SpaceX Vice President of Satellite Government Affairs Patricia Cooper reaffirmed the company’s plans to launch […]

By | November 2, 2017

A Liberty Global vehicle equipped with a Kymeta satellite terminal in Puerto Rico. Photo: Kymeta.

Kymeta Deploys Assets to Help Reconnect Puerto Rico

Next-gen antenna manufacturer Kymeta has partnered with local telecommunications providers to offer relief services throughout Puerto Rico, which is still reeling from Hurricane Maria’s devastation six weeks after its arrival. The island’s most devastating storm on record has left Puerto Rico in the midst of an elongated humanitarian crisis, with more than half of the […]

By | November 1, 2017

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