Space Critical Infrastructures as Part of Critical Infrastructures: Threats and Methods of Protection

Author:Maksym Sokiran
Position:Ph.D. in Law, Doctoral Student, Scientific Institute of Public Law (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Pages:101-107
Advanced Space Law, Volume 5, 2020 101
Space Critical Infrastructures as Part of Critical
Infrastructures: Threats and Methods of Protection
Maksym Sokiran1
Ph.D. in Law, Doctoral Student, Scientic Institute of Public Law
(Kyiv, Ukraine)
E-mail: maxim.sokiran@gmail.com
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1682-2012
Sokiran, Maksym (2020) National Space Activities: Modern Realities and Legal Challenges.
Advanced Space Law, Volume 5, 101-107. https://doi.org/10.29202/asl/2020/5/11
This article is devoted to the problem of protecting critical space infrastructure as one of the main
elements ensuring national security in general, as well as the safety of the population. This article will
discuss such concepts as critical infrastructure and critical space infrastructure as one of its parts,
the threats faced by states, and ways of protection. It will also consider several national strategies for
protecting such infrastructures, the need for cooperation at various levels, which will ensure security
in this area, and a quick response to threats. The author oers the following denition of critical
infrastructure. The critical infrastructure of Ukraine is systems and resources, physical and virtual, that
ensure the normal functioning of the state, ensure an adequate standard of living for the population,
extraneous interference in the work of which will lead to negative and unforeseen consequences in the
life of the society and may constitute threats to national security.
Keywords: critical infrastructure, space critical infrastructure, space, cyberspace, cyberthreats
Received: March 03, 2020; accepted: April 04, 2020
Introduction
The rapid development of the modern world carries many advantages on the one hand, but
also hides many threats. Today it is dicult to imagine a typical day, without the use of modern
technology. We perform many daily operations using cyberspace: work processes, payment
for services, information transfer, and many other things. Advanced technology is penetrating
deeper into our lives. In conrmation of this, we can cite the example of the Internet of things,
which is gradually being increasingly introduced into our homes. Ordinary everyday things of
life are able to collect and send information.
© Sokiran, Maksym, 2020

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