The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has put out an IT baseline protection profile for space infrastructure amid concerns that attackers could turn their gaze skywards.
The document, published last week, is the result of a year of work by Airbus Defence and Space, the German Space Agency at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and BSI, among others. It is focused on defining minimum requirements for cyber security for satellites and, a cynic might say, is a little late to the party considering how rapidly companies such as SpaceX are slinging spacecraft into orbit.
The guide categorizes the protection requirements of various satellite missions from “Normal” to “Very High” with the goal of covering as many missions as possible. It is also intended to cover information security from manufacture through to operation of satellites.
Source: The Register