SpaceX software team AMA on Reddit

Some members of the SpaceX software team run an AMA on Reddit just after the Demo-2 flight. Two members of the team specifically represents cybersecurity (Jeff Dexter) and fault tolerance and safety (Wendy Shimata) but there is understandably not much on cybersecurity in this AMA (ITAR and general prudence preventing it). The whole thread is… Continue reading SpaceX software team AMA on Reddit

CLS Helps Rescue Hijacked Fishing Vessel

CLS, a subsidiary of CNES, has a press release reporting how they helped rescuing an hijacked fishing vessel (and its 18 fishermen crew) in the waters of the Ivory Coast thanks to its FishWeb service harvesting localisation data from various satellite systems or payloads. I have added the press release below.

Hack-a-sat Library

The US Department of Defense has published a collection of satellite hacking resources on GitHub to support Hack-a-sat: the Hack-a-sat Library.It includes papers, videos, websites, etc. Well done!

Cyber risks related to ship tracking using satellite communications

A recent Cybermaretique blog’s article “L’ agence spatiale européenne finance la recherche sur les risques liés aux systèmes de positionnement par satellite“(fr), mentions an ESA contract related to cyber risks and solutions to mitigate ship tracking using satellite communications. CYSEC won the bid and has more information on the press release. Olivier‘s article gives more… Continue reading Cyber risks related to ship tracking using satellite communications

HackASat (3/x)

SpaceNews.com has small updates on HackASat challenge : in an article titled “Hundreds of hackers sign up for chance to break into a DoD satellite“, Sandra Erwin reports, quoting Dr. Will Roper from Air Force, that more than 900 participants have registered for the qualification phase.

IAC 71st goes cyber

71st International Astronautical Congress was scheduled this fall in Dubai. Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the event has been replaced by a virtual one and is now called the 71st International Astronautical Congress – The CyberSpace Edition and will take place during 12 – 14 October 2020. Dubai will now how the 72nd International Astronautical Congress. Program is… Continue reading IAC 71st goes cyber

Air Force’s orbiting satellite at DEFCON 2020

This Wired story from 2019, September describes the road taken by Air Force to decide to offer an orbiting satellite for “testing” by hackers at DEFCON 28. After a F-15 fighter last year, Air Force will enable a select number of researchers to evaluate the security of an orbiting satellite from an attacker perspective. At… Continue reading Air Force’s orbiting satellite at DEFCON 2020

Cosmos 2542 meeting USA 245

Interesting thread where some ESA‘s 2012 slides containing threats models are commented while “Cosmos 2542, a Russian satellite, has recently synchronized its orbit with USA 245, a NRO KH11” sat”. By the way, CCSDS’ SEA-SEC Working group is in the process of updating its 2015 Security Threats against Space Missions Green Book. Issue 2. December… Continue reading Cosmos 2542 meeting USA 245