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UK Space Leaders discuss defending against Cyber Threats

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  • Cyber and defense discussions dominate UK Space-Comm Expo
  • Speakers address cyber threats on space systems and countermeasures

On the second day of Space-Comm Expo in the United Kingdom, cyber and defense were the central topics of discussion among space leaders. Stefanie Grundner from the German Federal Office for Information Security emphasized the importance of providing guidance to the industry to counter cyber attacks on space assets, particularly with the advancement of technology and increased user interactions. Sharing information and creating standards for cybersecurity was highlighted, with Richard Goodall of Airbus Defence and Space stressing the need for encryption as a key solution to enhance data security in space systems.

Leaders also discussed the increasing attack surface and emphasized the importance of understanding cybersecurity in companies. Sharon Lemac-Vincere from the University of Strathclyde highlighted the need for disruptive thinking in cybersecurity standards. Arne Matthyssen of RHEA Group showcased the role of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence in countering cyber threats and the potential positive impact they can have.


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