GVF Cyber-Security Best Practices Guideline Benefits Members and Industry Stakeholders


GVF Cyber-Security Best Practices Guideline Benefits Members and Industry Stakeholders


Task Force Develops Product Security Baseline for Defense Against Cyber-Security Attacks

12 August 2014 

The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) Cyber-Security Task Force has developed and released the GVF Product Security Baseline (PSB), a consensus-based specification guideline that establishes best practices for VSAT hardware and software providers in the areas of secure product development, vulnerability reporting, handling and disclosure.  The PSB was first unveiled by Rakesh Bharania, Chairman of the GVF Cyber-Security Task Force during the recent GVF High Throughput Satellite Roundtable in Washington, D.C., where it was announced that the PSB is consistent with current Internet security best practices and that successful implementation by organizations will require a “culture of security”.

The PSB details a number of Product Security Specifications and Vendor Security Process recommendations for VSAT hardware and software that supports or transmits on an IPv4 or IPv6 network.  As scrutiny of satellite industry cyber-security continues, the Cyber-Security Task Force will update the PSB to improve and advance security integrity measures as the threat landscape evolves and as security practices mature and become better understood.

GVF member organizations that produce VSAT hardware and software are strongly urged to apply the PSB. 

Even as the Task Force continues to establish guidelines and processes around cyber-security practices for the industry, the group will move forward with developing additional security baselines and guidelines for network operators and end-users.

The GVF Cyber-Security Task Force invites participation by all interested GVF Members and organizations. For more information or questions about the PSB, please contact Angie Mar at Angie.Mar@gvf.org.

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