White House Issues New Cybersecurity Policy for Space Systems


Submitted by: Daryl Haegley (CS)²AI Fellow and Director, Mission Assurance & Cyber Deterrence at the DOD



Original Source: https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/space/2020/09/04/white-house-issues-new-cybersecurity-policy-for-space-systems/

By Nathan Strout 9/4/20

The National Space Council issued new cybersecurity principles to help defend America’s space systems Sept. 4. According to the White House, Space Policy Directive-5, or SPD-5, will foster practices within the government and commercial space operations to protect space systems from cyberthreats.

“From communications to weather monitoring, Americans rely on capabilities provided by space systems in everyday life. President [Donald] Trump’s directive ensures the U.S. Government promotes practices to protect American space systems and capabilities from cyber vulnerabilities and malicious threats,” Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary of the National Space Council Scott Pac said in a statement.

“Through establishing cybersecurity principles for space systems, Space Policy Directive-5 provides a whole-of-government framework to safeguard space assets and critical infrastructure.”