Securing Satellite Networks in an Age of Cyber-Threats (Part 1)
For most of its history, the satellite industry has operated point-to-point or point-to-multipoint networks that gave hackers little scope for doing damage. A hacker or two may have been able to override television programming out of anger at the introduction of encryption, but such interference did not open the network itself to invasion. Today’s satellite industry, however, provides links into IP-based government, enterprise, maritime and other networks that are squarely in the sights of black-hat hackers, and their customers are insisting that satellite service providers take steps to protect their own operations as well as the customer from harm. In this presentation, experts in cybersecurity explain key network vulnerabilities, the core practices for managing cyber risks, and the unique issues facing networks that connect to satellite.