Chapter 68

Satellite Cyber Attack Search and Destroy

Jeffrey Bardin,    Treadstone 71 LLC

In the movie Enemy of the State, satellites play a vital role in making the viewer believe in the ultimate power of the National Security Agency (NSA). Satellites are repurposed and moved around the sky in moments. They peer down from the heavens tracking the hero’s movements, able to determine tiepin logos and license plate expiration dates. Viewers are made to believe that satellites are God-like, roving the atmosphere, seeing everything we do. The NSA does employ satellites for signals and other intelligence; however, it is the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) that normally owns and operates U.S. spy satellites. The closest Hollywood has come to reality ...

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