ACI Journal Articles

Title

Why older satellites present a cyber risk

Document Type

Article

USMA Research Unit Affiliation

Army Cyber Institute

Publication Date

Winter 12-28-2018

Abstract

The most cost-effective and simplistic cyberattack in space, one with the intent to bring down a targeted satellite, is likely to use an older satellite now viewed as space junk that still has fuel and can respond to communications. Hackers could then use that satellite to ram or force targeted space assets out of orbit. The benefits for the attacker are numerous.

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