GPS Systems In Need of Backup Technology

Weak GPS Cybersecurity Calls for a Backup as Soon as Possible

GPS devices are extremely vulnerable to cyberattacks and while there currently aren’t any backups for the technology, Americans still heavily rely on it. Electromagnetic storms, military attacks, and hackers have the potential to easily compromise satellites and leave millions of people and companies without GPS systems. Even an unintentional compromise of GPS satellites can be extremely harmful to transportation systems. So far, there have been three laws that require the Transportation Department to provide a backup technology for GPS systems, however Congress has yet to allocate the funds for this project. In the meantime, the DOT has tested about 11 technologies that could be used in place of GPS like terrestrial radio, cell, or WiFi signals.

Currently, there are 900 million GPS receivers utilized in America for transportation and business purposes. For example, farmers use GPS systems to efficiently care for crops and electric power plants use the technology to properly distribute energy. A reliable GPS backup is needed soon before it’s too late.

Learn more here.

Written by Gillian Sweny

Gillian is Director of Marketing at AgileBlue with over 10 years of experience in the marketing industry. Gillian resides in Cleveland, OH with her husband and 2-year-old son.

April 15, 2021

You May Also Like…

Top January 2023 Cyber-Attacks

Top January 2023 Cyber-Attacks

It’s the end of January 2023, and the numbers are in– below is a list of the most malicious cyber-attacks over the last month.    As reported by Kon Briefing, cyber-attacks have affected more than...

read more

Request a Demo

AgileBlue is a software company with an innovative SOC-as-a-Service for 24X7 network monitoring, cloud security, data privacy and compliance.

Our modern SOC-as-a-Service is built on innovative machine learning and autonomous execution. If you would like to discuss our SOC-as-a-Service, Partner Program or schedule a brief demo please give us a little info and we will contact you immediately.