Senior defense officials are increasingly concerned about the vulnerability of U.S. space assets, and it isn’t hard to see what the most immediate danger is. It’s cyberattacks. Now ManTech has come up with a novel solution. On May 4 it stood up a “Space Range” that enables users to precisely replicate space networks so they can be subjected to cyberattacks in a bid to find their vulnerabilities. Space Range can be scaled to any size architecture and any level of classification, and it is readily reconfigured for use on a variety of space systems–satellites, ground stations, uplinks/downlinks, etc. With the array of cyber threats to U.S. space systems growing rapidly, Space Range likely will prove to be a valuable tool in training defenders and hardening assets. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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