Cyber Security for Space

Arcanum’s experts will help you identify cyber threats and provide assurance for space operations and technologies.

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Chris Moore, VP Defence & Security and CISO for OneWeb says:

“Working with Arcanum Cyber Security over the last two years has enabled us to dedicate the necessary time and resource to our compliance and governance requirements. Arcanum’s understanding of the regulatory bodies and security standards that we encounter is critical to helping us deliver the quality network we require.”

Read full OneWeb Case Study here.

Space, the vital frontier

The UK space industry is one of 13 Critical National Infrastructure sectors. In the UK, the space and satellite communications industries support much of the technologies and services that are essential to modern society. These include GPS, weather forecasting, telecommunications, and remote sensing, with Low Earth Orbit Satellite services providing much of the world’s broadband and 5G networks. This has resulted in an increase in the importance of ensuring space networks have high degrees of cyber security and resilience

The threat is real

Recent geo-political events have put the space industry firmly in the sights of malicious actors, highlighting just how vulnerable some critical systems are. With most space-based systems being interconnected, a breach can have a cascading effect, impacting on wider network and possibly resulting in the loss of sensitive data, disruptions to communication, and even physical damage to satellite assets.

The impact of a cyber-attack on the space industry can be far-reaching, affecting not just the space industry but also other sectors that rely on space-based systems, such as the national CNI functions, financial and transportation industries.

New industry, old problems

Organisations must be able to demonstrate that they understand and can control the identified risks to their systems. This can be achieved by not only applying appropriate technical risk controls on satellite networks, but also ensuring that consideration has been given to physical security, personnel security and supply chain risk management across the entire organisation.

Cybersecurity governance for the Space industry

Download our 3-piece blog which covers the vital role of cybersecurity governance in the commercial Space industry.

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    What are the Space Industry Regulations 2021?

    Introduced by the UK Government to implement the Space Industry Act 2018, it is a set of regulations governing spaceflight operations carried out in the UK. The act provides a framework for the development, operation, and regulation of space-related activities, including launch, operation of spacecraft, and spaceflight activities.

    We are experienced in using all applicable regulations, standards and guidance

    Arcanum has been helping organisations working in the space industry understand and manage their Cyber Security Risks and compliance requirements. Our consultancy for Regulators, Operators and their Supply Chains is underpinned by our National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Assured status. We can help you understand and manage the cyber security risks associated with your space systems. We have a firm understanding of the following:

    The Space Industry Regulations 2021

    CAA CAP2535 Guidance on Cyber Security Strategies for applicants and licensees

    CAA CAP2221 Regulator’s licensing rules

    Network and Information Systems Regulations (NIS Regulations)

    NCSC Cyber Assessment Framework (CAF)

    ISA/IEC 62443 Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems

    ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management Systems

    ISO 27005 Risk Management

    NIST Special Publication 800-82 Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security

    NIST Special Publication 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations

    NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF)

    NIST Special Publication 800-39 Managing Information Security Risk: Organization, Mission, and Information System View

    NIST Special Publication 800-30 Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments

    NIST IR 8270 (Draft) Introduction to Cybersecurity for Commercial Satellite Operations (2nd Draft)

    NIST IR 8401 ipd 2 Satellite Ground Segment: Applying the Cybersecurity Framework to Assure Satellite Command and Control

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