The Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Space ISAC) and the NY Metro InfraGard Members Alliance (NYM-IMA) have joined forces to advance the mission of space cybersecurity.
The two organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will enable them to collaborate in various ways. The goal of the partnership is to promote broad participation by members of both organizations.
This participation will focus on enhancing the awareness of space users and operators about the various activities in the space domain.
The Space ISAC serves as a platform for members to share information and develop effective solutions designed to address the various threats and opportunities that the space industry faces. The org’s mission is “to enhance the ability to prepare for and respond to vulnerabilities, incidents, and threats; to disseminate timely and actionable information among member entities; and to be the primary communications channel for the space sector with respect to this information.”
Through these collaborations, Space ISAC aims to create a platform that enables organizations involved in the space industry to collaborate and communicate with each other. Space ISAC has already teamed up with various organizations across the entire space industry.
“We are delighted to collaborate with the NY Metro InfraGard Members Alliance as a partner in our global space community,” said Erin Miller, Space ISAC executive director. “We can work together to increase security and resilience in the space sector and anticipate this collaboration will assist with long-term space security.”
InfraGard has partnered, in particular, with the FBI to protect critical infrastructure in the US.
“All the Critical Infrastructure sectors are reliant upon the services within space, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), modern communication networks, and satellite technologies,” said Jennifer Gold, vice president and IT sector chief of NY Metro InfraGard. “The data collected and transmitted in space informs all sectors. In the best interest of our nation, we must secure the vulnerable technology in space to defend against the most consequential cyber-threats.”