Free Digital Spirit: NSR’s Latest White Paper on Space Cybersecurity Demands a Shift to a Zero Trust Architecture
The white paper is timely given the rapid expansion of the space industry. NSR forecasts that from 2020 to 2030, the satellite and space sector will perform $1.2 billion in retail revenue and see more than 24,850 satellites launched into space. They will generate more than 504,000 petabytes in data volume. Clearly, the attack surface for malicious cyber actors is increasing.
The paper examines what is driving the great migration of value chains from traditional vertical space to distributed hybrid architectures, examining the introduction of commercial service providers and their unintended consequences. Commercial operators are expanding their service-based business models, mirroring ground station-as-a-service offerings in response. Scaling these business models amid rising cyber risks requires new solutions that leverage ZTA-based capabilities to make interconnected networks much more resilient.