Cybersecurity of Space Infrastructure: A Multidisciplinary Approach

This project aims to identify concrete cyber threats that currently exist within the Australian space market, clarify the policy and legal protection available to satellite operators in case of cyber incidents, and recommend a set of security controls falling within both the technical and policy dimensions.

It will do so by enhancing and exploiting a space cyber reference architecture developed by CyberOps through the definition of 10 initial use cases of space cyber threats that exist in satellite missions. These threat vectors will be then used to recommend a suite of security controls that can guide future R&D activities by space operators.

An investigation into the policy landscape that surrounds these vectors will be also carried out to inform specialists about the policy and legal frameworks they operate in when developing the controls to mitigate the threat vectors.


Project Leader:
Associate Professor Rodrigo Praino, Flinders University