News Insights: Executive Order on Strengthening National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services | The White House

Executive Order on Strengthening National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services | The White House

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Purpose.  The national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable and efficient functioning of critical infrastructure.  Since the United States made the Global Positioning System available worldwide, positioning, navigation, …

Executive Order on Strengthening National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services | The White House

News Insights:

Roi Mit, CMO of Regulus Cyber:

“GNSS known as GPS is at the core of modern transportation technology. Automotive, aviation and maritime are highly dependent on reliable and continuous satellite based navigation and timing. The risk of GPS interference is on the rise globally, these GPS attacks are done by either state actors or lone operators. These interferences can be easily generated because of the way GPS was designed to be open and accessible. Interferences include jamming, denial of signal, spoofing, hacking and altering the signal. The newly released executive order is a testament of the immense importance of GPS and the fact it’s currently under threat. During 2019, hundreds of GPS attacks were recorded, resulting in various incidents that pose great risk to both life and property including ship collision, vehicles diverted off the road, airplanes suffering delays and location based apps crashing. There are multiple organizations both governmental and NGO’s dedicated to augmenting and protecting GPS. Since GPS hacking is on the rise, the US government identified it as a national security threat. The European Union and the UK are already working on similar regulations. As time goes by more and more technologies around us are becoming dependent on satellite navigation and timing, especially in the autonomous era, thus it is now becoming one of the largest cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the modern age.”

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