U.S. government issued the latest space policy directive to strengthen space cybersecurity

According to foreign media TheVerge yesterday, the US government issued its fifth space policy directive, which aims to provide the aerospace industry with a list of best practices on how to protect its spacecraft from cyber threats. .

The goal of this space policy directive is to encourage governments and the aerospace industry to develop cybersecurity plans when creating their space vehicles , and to incorporate encryption software and other protection tools when designing, manufacturing, and using their vehicles.

The report pointed out that a senior government official said, “Because of the increasing threats to space hardware from other countries, paying attention to space cybersecurity is the current key.” But when asked which specific types of threats deserve attention, These officials were silent.

TheVerge said that these officials revealed that the US Department of Defense recently released a report outlining China’s growing space program and its efforts to develop satellite jammers and weapons such as “offensive cyber capabilities.”

An official said that the directive establishes a set of guidelines that encourage companies and operators to cooperate with trusted supply chain vendors and monitor the safety of their ground systems, which will be used to send signals and retrieve data from spacecraft. It is recommended to prevent satellite interference and deception.

Naijatechnews has learned that the US government has issued four policy directives before, mainly involving instructing NASA to send people to the moon, supervising space traffic regulations, and simplifying space transportation permits.

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