The Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Space ISAC) and the New York Metro InfraGard Members Alliance (NYM-IMA) have decided to collaborate on cybersecurity in space. Earlier this month, the two groups signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing them to collaborate. The groups stated in a joint statement that the partnership’s goal was to encourage broad-based engagement by members of both organisations.
This engagement will take the shape of expanded educational efforts, user and operator training, and intelligence-sharing operations in the space sector. Space ISAC promotes collaboration throughout the worldwide space sector. The mission of the organisation is to “improve the ability of member entities to prepare for and respond to vulnerabilities, incidents, and threats; to disseminate timely and actionable information among member entities; and to be the primary communications channel for the space sector with respect to this information.”
To far, Space ISAC has collaborated with a diverse variety of organisations spanning the whole space sector. Collaborations have been established with organisations involved in space missions, education and research, space business systems, launch, space systems engineering, payload design, space vehicles, cybersecurity, space communications, intelligence, cloud, the space supply chain, data processing, and other fields. “We are thrilled to have the NY Metro InfraGard Members Alliance as a partner in our global space community,” stated Erin Miller, executive director of Space ISAC.