As modern weapons systems become more automated and connected, they are vulnerable to cyber threats. Much of today’s systems were never designed with these kinds of attacks in mind—or the need for cybersecurity in general.
Cybersecurity is particularly complicated for defense systems in the space sector. The disparate, interconnected components complicate security. It’s possible, however, to untangle the complexity and address the challenges when cybersecurity is seen as a function of operational and mission readiness.
It is important to define where and how a space defense system is at risk and how these risks impact mission success. With these factors identified, organizations can then infuse system capabilities with appropriate levels of resilience. Resilience is the capacity of systems to withstand disruption and continue operating with minimal impact.
Which resilience approach is best for minimizing downtime and achieving optimum performance? Advanced analytics can guide space systems to sharper decisions and improved resilience over time.
Read more about space cyber resiliency in “A More Secure Space Weapons System Starts with Cyber” on SpaceNews.com.