• The Cyber Shot Across the Bow: Data Manipulation and GPS Spoofing
  • December 14, 2017
  • In September 2015, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned that the next “push of the envelope” in cybersecurity might be attacks that change or manipulate electronic information in order to compromise its accuracy or reliability. Two years later, we may now be seeing the very beginning of such insidious attacks in the form of GPS spoofing—a technique that sends false signals to GPS-based navigation systems.

    Data manipulation attacks are not necessarily designed to steal data; but rather are aimed at undermining trust in a system or causing a system to break down. More is likely coming, not just for industries like the shipping industry which rely on GPS for navigation, but for all industries which rely on sound data to function, or whose businesses rely on consumer trust.

    Therefore, in their article for Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, Eversheds Sutherland’s Michael Bahar, Bronwyn McDermott and Trevor Satnick may want to strongly consider incorporating this emerging threat of data manipulation into their proactive cyber plans and policies.

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