Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kratos Cybersecurity Assessment enhances satellite communications cybersecurity

In response to the growing threats and unique needs of the satellite industry, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has introduced a new service for satellite communications companies: the SATCOM Cybersecurity Assessment.

Cybersecurity legislation will soon require all U.S. critical infrastructure -including satellite communications- to conform with NIST Information Assurance (IA) standards. SATCOM Cybersecurity Assessment will help ensure that satcom companies will be ready to

The Kratos service tackles the unique security challenges confronted by the satellite industry. SATCOM Cybersecurity Assessment will assist satellite organizations in identifying, prioritizing, and mitigating security threats. Kratos will perform a rigorous gap analysis that will present a detailed view of the satellite network's readiness. The Company will then provide detailed recommendations and a roadmap of corrective actions to mitigate risks and ensure the customer's network complies with NIST IA regulations, standards, and guidelines.

Kratos possesses 30 years of experience with the satellite communications industry. Its products and services see service with more than 75% percent of the satellite operators in the world as well as 85% of the space missions based in the United States. It has thousands of successfully completed IA assessments and validations to its name, and is an Air Force Agent of the Certifying Authority (ACA) for Space Systems.

The Company is uniquely suited to assist SATCOM companies in the mitigation of risk and demonstration of compliance. With its SATCOM Cybersecurity Assessment, commercial satellite operators and service providers will be able to proactively reduce their risk and to evaluate their readiness for new regulations and enforcement in the near-future. 

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