LeLezard: NSR’S Latest White Paper on Space Cybersecurity Calls for Shift to Zero-Trust Architecture
NSR’s newly released white paper, Space Cybersecurity – Current State and Future Needs, finds that security practices related to the burgeoning satellite industry are insufficient and the move to a Zero-Trust Architecture (ZTA) in software design and systems management is a must to address emerging threats. The paper examines what is driving the great migration of traditional vertical space value chains to distributed hybrid architectures, examining the introduction of commercial service providers and their unintended consequences. Commercial operators are expanding their services-based business models, mirroring terrestrial stations as-a-service offerings in response. Scaling these business models amid growing cyber risks requires new solutions leveraging ZTA-based capabilities to make inter-connected networks far more resilient.