Ensuring the Security of Space Systems from Eavesdropping Attacks

Authors

  • Caleb Richardson Airforce Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, USA
  • Mark Reith Airforce Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, USA
  • Wayne Henry Airforce Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34190/iccws.17.1.65

Keywords:

satellite security, space systems, cyber security, eavesdropping attacks

Abstract

In a day and age where satellite communications are more important than ever to ensure global communication, establish international military power, and support our everyday way of life, satellite security must be at the forefront of innovation. However, eavesdropping attacks pose a serious threat to satellite communication systems that have not been adequately addressed. An eavesdropping attack threatens to put sensitive data in the wrong hands or even jeopardize critical missions. Research is needed to explore why defense against eavesdropping attacks is crucial, particularly for satellite systems. Three potential solutions to the problem are presented, addressing different challenges. Realistic solutions to the eavesdropping threat are needed urgently to defend the space domain from malicious threats.

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Published

2022-03-02