From the outset, the Space ISAC has received support from a broad range of other space stakeholders, including government, academia, and industry.
White House National Security Council Spokesman Garrett Marquis said of the Space ISAC’s formation, “This Administration strongly supports the formation of private-sector driven information sharing and analysis centers. The new Space ISAC aims to help gather, analyze, and disseminate critical cyber threat information related to space among the Federal, commercial, and international community and advances the 2018 National Cyber Strategy’s priority to enhance space cybersecurity.”
The White House’s National Cyber Strategy, published September 23, 2018, states that “the Administration will enhance efforts to protect our space assets and support infrastructure from evolving cyber threats,” while working “with industry and international partners to strengthen the cyber resilience of existing and future space systems.”
Dr. Michael G. Ryschkewitsch, Head of Space Exploration Sector at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, said, “We are very excited by the creation of the new Space ISAC. Ensuring the health of space systems and that of our space reliant economy and national security becomes more challenging every year and this ISAC will be an essential tool for enterprises.”
Dr. Dan DeLaurentis, Professor at the Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, said, “We are gratified that the Space-ISAC charter recognizes the critical role that academia must play in sustaining the security of our nation’s most critical infrastructure. The Space-ISAC is positioned at the nexus of three of Purdue’s highest- priorities and core strengths: space, cybersecurity, and strategic research partnerships with the private sector. Considering our ever-expanding contributions in space (24 NASA astronauts, new cislunar initiative), long-standing cybersecurity leadership in academia, and nearly 30% of our sponsored work funded by the private sector, the Space-ISAC is a perfect fit for Purdue.”
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