© Jacob G. Oakley 2020
J. G. OakleyCybersecurity for Spacehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5732-6_8

8. Communication Vectors

Jacob G. Oakley1 
Owens Cross Roads, AL, USA

Once the space system is past its pre-operational phases and begins its operational life cycle, threat vectors that present risk to the system as a whole are now both in space and on the ground. In the next chapter, we will walk through scenarios involving operational specific vectors for space system threats. This chapter focuses on communications as a vector which are a constant battle between implementing appropriate security standards and practices and allowing for the operability that the intended mission and its customer required to justify developing and flying a space ...

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