“Satellite Industry Must Invest in Cuber Security” Financial Times


The Financial Times is behind a paywall, but for subscribers, I had an article in the Special Section on 10 April 2015, regarding cybersecurity europe-star-1-intelsat-12-bgand satellites. It’s an overlooked issue: satellites have computer components–onboard, and (more vulnerable) on ground. This makes them susceptible to cybersecurity issues, as with anything else. No need for a ‘Y2K’ type freak out… but let’s start thinking this through…?

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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