Cyberwarfare in space: Satellites at risk of hacker attacks

There’s an urgent need for NATO and its member countries to address the cybersecurity of space-based satellite control systems because they’re vulnerable to cyberattacks – and if left unaddressed, it could have severe consequences for global security, a new paper from a major thinktank on international affairs has warned.

Almost all modern military engagements rely on space-based assets, providing GPS coordinates, telecommunications, monitoring and more.

The newly released Cybersecurity of NATO’s Space-based Strategic Assets research paper from Chatham House warns that there’s an urgent need to study and address the cybersecurity of these systems and the challenges which could be posed if a network was breached or otherwise attacked.

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Source: ZDNet