Connectivity Business: Viasat modem breach highlights nation-state threat

A targeted denial-of-service attack on Viasat (NASDAQ: VSAT) exploited a misconfigured virtual private network (VPN) appliance, allowing the attacker to render modems across Europe useless. Viasat issued the results of its investigation into the attack on its KA-SAT network last week in a blog post. The attack, which began on Feb. 24 at 6 a.m..

Connectivity Business: On-orbit storage opens market for cloud-based collision detection systems

U.S.-based today announced a new 8 terabyte (TB) modular storage solution, NuStream, that is protected by a virtual radiation shield and controlled by the company’s in-house designed RC64 processor. While the current space storage market is for Earth observation and satellite communications, CEO Avi Shabtai told Connectivity Business News that on-orbit storage will.

Connectivity Business: 5G standard incorporating space networks is ‘biggest opportunity’

Next year’s update to 5G will have non-terrestrial networks (NTN) standards, easing the integration of space and terrestrial connectivity. “We are bullish about the impact of 5G on the satellite industry,” Northern Sky Research (NSR) Consultant Lluc Palerm told Connectivity Business. “It is the biggest opportunity in the history of the industry.” The “functional freeze…

Connectivity Business: Governments, businesses rush to complete quantum communications infrastructure

Demand for cybersecurity-oriented quantum communications will reach $2.6 billion by 2030, with key customers in government, military, banking and energy.    “We believe there will be a markup” for quantum communications, Northern Sky Research (NSR) consultant Arthur Van Eeckhout told Connectivity Business, as some customers will be willing to pay for the most secure communications. NSR.