Cybersecurity matrices have become an industry standard approach for providing a knowledge base of adversary behaviors and serve as a taxonomy for adversarial actions across the attack lifecycle. The Aerospace Corporation created the Space Attack Research and Tactic Analysis (SPARTA) matrix to address the information and communication barriers that hinder the identification and sharing of space-cyber Tactic, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP).
SPARTA is intended to provide unclassified information to space professionals about how spacecraft may be compromised via cyber means. The matrix defines and categorizes commonly identified activities that contribute to spacecraft compromises.
Understanding Space-Cyber TTPS with the SPARTA Matrix
Leveraging the Sparta Matrix
Cybersecurity for Space and Beyond
Aerospace’s Cybersecurity and Advanced Platforms Subdivision (CAPS) employs virtualization and managed networking to enable rapid setup of a variety of test infrastructures, tailorable to customer environments and needs.