SPARTA: Space Attack Research and Tactic Analysis - Fact Sheet

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Cybersecurity matrices have become an industry-standard approach for providing a knowledge base of adversary behaviors, helping visualize and categorize threats, and serving as a taxonomy for adversarial actions across the attack lifecycle for a number of industry sectors. However, there has traditionally been no framework dedicated to address cyber threats to the spacecraft or space vehicles that are critical enablers of many of those sectors and important facets of daily life.

To fill this gap, The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) developed the Space Attack Research and Tactic Analysis (SPARTA) cybersecurity framework, the first cybersecurity threat identification and response framework purposefully designed to help spacecraft developers, owners, and operators outpace space-cyber threats.