Attack Vectors in Orbit: Cybersecurity in Space

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Attack Vectors in Orbit: Cybersecurity in Space


Bill Malik

Trend Micro

On April 6, 2019, China pulled 15 airplanes from service and New York City’s Wireless system went offline for 10 days. Were these the consequences of a natural disaster or a terrorist attack? Neither. The problem was a design defect in all older satellites. Could similar design defects open the door to cybercriminals intent on doing harm? How will satellites will take on a more significant role in communications and in the critical infrastructure of the internet? These older connected devices may put the entire IoT ecosystem at risk. The session will help you understand where satellites may be participating in your cyber supply chain. We will also examine four satellite attack scenarios that could occur without increased cyber security measures and discuss viable solutions to this threat.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Presentation
Event Type: Session