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NSA CSA Protecting VSAT Communications

  • 1.  NSA CSA Protecting VSAT Communications

    Posted May 11, 2022 05:20:00 AM
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    Hi All,

    NSA just published NSA CSA Protecting VSAT Communications

    Commercial Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) networks are increasingly used for remote communications in support of U.S. government missions. Due to the nature of VSAT network communication links and recent vulnerabilities discovered in VSAT terminals, network communications over these links are at risk of being exposed and may be targeted by adversaries for the sensitive information they contain or to compromise connected networks.

    Recent Russian cyber activity in Ukraine further underscores the risk to VSAT communications for both espionage and disruption. According to recent U.S. and European Union statements, the Russian military launched cyberattacks in late February against commercial satellite communications networks to disrupt Ukrainian command and control during the invasion, and those actions had spillover impacts into other European countries.

    Michael Roza CPA, CISA, CIA, MBA, Exec MBA