The Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) welcomed its newest member, Microsoft, on June 23 with an announcement highlighting its cybersecurity expertise.
Microsoft is expanding its role in the space sector to a large extent through partnerships. Microsoft announced Azure Orbital in 2020 to connect satellite networks to Azure Cloud. Microsoft also revealed partnerships with Amergint Technologies, Kratos, KSAT, Kubos, SES, Thales Alenia Space, US Electrodynamics and ViaSat.
Space ISAC reports information on various threats to the space systems and terrestrial networks that support them. Recently, however, much of the focus has been on cybersecurity.
Microsoft invests over $ 1 billion a year in cybersecurity with a team of more than 3.500 security analysts, researchers, correspondents, engineers and data scientists in 77 countries.
Due to the huge cloud network that serves billions of customers, Microsoft uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyze trillions of "security signals" from email, applications, network logs and connected devices, according to the Microsoft Digital Defense Report released in September 2020.
Microsoft is a founding member of Space ISAC with Aerospace Corp., Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Booz Allen Hamilton, MITER, SES, Lockheed Martin, Parsons Corp., Purdue University, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, University of University Colorado, Colorado Springs, Laboratory of Space Dynamics, University of Utah and Northrop Grumman.
Ο Bill chappell, Vice President of Microsoft Expedition Systems, plans to represent Microsoft on the board of Space ISAC.
The space agencies established Space ISAC, a non-profit organization, in 2019. Space ISAC in 2020 began meeting with government officials to discuss security issues in space. cyberspace in all areas of national security, urban and commercial space.
Source of information: spacenews.com