CyberOps to uplift national cyber security in space
South Australian-based cyber security specialist, CyberOps, has been awarded a $2.5 million contract with the Department of Defence to increase the cyber security readiness of Australia’s space sector.
The project aims to boost the space sector’s capability to protect the nation’s critical space infrastructure and sensitive data from ever-evolving cyber threats. It will involve the development of Australia’s first dedicated space cyber testing and training facility.
The facility will provide state-of-the-art testing for space hardware and services, and a simulation environment allowing space operators and cyber practitioners to develop and hone their skills.
CyberOps Director Daniel Floreani said project would enhance sovereign capability and bolster Australia’s space cyber security defences.
“The Adelaide-based facility will provide world-class testing and training to hundreds of people, to lift the cyber security posture of our space industry and enhance Australia’s sovereign capability in this key area of defence,” Dr Floreani said.
“With the increasing number of satellites and space-based communication systems that our population relies on, it’s essential to fortify our space cyber security defences. CyberOps is proud to provide our expertise and contribute to secure, uninterrupted use of Australia’s space assets.”