Open for Public Comment: Cybersecurity
Profile for Hybrid Satellite Networks (HSN) Draft Annotated Outline
The objective of this Cybersecurity Profile is to identify
an approach to assess the cybersecurity posture of Hybrid Satellite
Networks (HSN) systems that provide services such as:
and timing (PNT)
The HSN systems may interact with other government systems
and the Critical Infrastructure as defined by the Department of
Homeland Security to provide increased resiliency.
This Profile will consider the cybersecurity of all the
interacting systems that form the HSN rather than the traditional
approach of the government acquiring the entire satellite system that
includes the satellite bus, payloads, and ground system.
NIST is developing a consistent approach to better
understand the attack surface, incorporate security, and achieve
greater resilience for space systems that may be leveraged by critical
infrastructure owners and operators, the DoD, or other government
The public comment period for this
draft is open through August 9, 2022. See the publication details for a copy of the
draft annotated outline and instructions for submitting comments.
Save the Date: Comments will be addressed during a live
adjudication session on August 11, 2022 from 1:00PM-3:00PM EST. Please
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