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Best of Web: Cybersecurity a Growing Concern in the Satellite Industry

posted in: Best of Web | 0 | August 24, 2015 7:29PM

 

We’ve all heard the headlines about the security breaches of big retailers like Target and Home Depot, but according to a new report by the World Teleport Association (WTA) the retail industry is not the only industry that should be concerned about security breaches.

WTA finds that cybersecurity is a growing concern in the satellite industry, and an issue that not all companies are adequately prepared to protect against.  In fact, the articles states that teleport operators and companies in the satellite ecosystem will have to invest time and resources to protect against attacks, something that is quickly becoming a cost of doing business for the industry.

According to the article in Via Satellite, there are three major threats:

  1. Denial of Service (DoS)
  2. Malware
  3. Target Attacks

The article covers ways to protect against current and evolving threats. It warns that if the industry doesn’t pick up its level of vigilance and make it more consistent, we will see systemic risk to the industry.

Roger Franklin
President & CEO
Crystal

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