Moving in the Right Direction: the Astropolitics of Cyber Attacks Against Global Navigation Satellite Systems


From delivering food quickly to operating cargo ships, our digitalised world is wholly dependent upon space technologies. Most critical infrastructure requires global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) to function. This global network of navigation systems provides positioning, timing and navigation services and underlies transportation, agriculture and even finance, amongst many other sectors. However, they are very vulnerable from a cyber security perspective due to a lack of built in security and back-ups, as well as a changing international environment. States are increasingly prioritising independence of space infrastructure, reducing interdependence, and increasing likelihood of cyber attacks against one another.

This talk introduces astropolitics, space strategy and GNSS, before outlining cyber attacks against GNSS and how my research seeks further insight into these attacks and their evolution.

Monday 13 June 2022, 7.00pm
Doors open 6.30pm
Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Free event

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Jessie Hamill-Stewart is a Cyber Security (TIPS-at-Scale) PhD student at the University of Bath and University of Bristol where she unites a background in politics and international relations with her enthusiasm for space security and cyber attack analysis. 

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