New Cyber-Security Best Practices Guidelines Released

During the HTS DC Roundtable in June, the GVF Cyber-Security Task Force Chairman, Rakesh Bharania introduced the new Best Practices Guidelines for Satellite Service Providers, developed by the group in order to promote best practices that strength en stakeholder efforts to improve and advance security and integrity of solutions offered to customers. The goals of this Service Providers Best Practices Guidelines are to protect critical infrastructure, to maintain service delivery to customers, and to provide defense-in-depth as a part of the overall end-to-end security posture. This Service Providers Security Baseline is the second best practices guidelines established by the task force, as it follows the Product Security Baseline released in mid-2014.  As the goal of the task force is to establish guidelines and processes around cyber security practices for the industry to ensure recommended compliance with industry best practice for security, the task force will look next to develop a baseline for end users.

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