‘US critical infrastructure sectors at risk from GPS’

‘US critical infrastructure sectors at risk from GPS’

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US: The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a summary report on its evaluation of the risks to US critical infrastructure from GPS disruptions. The report states, “US critical infrastructure sectors are increasingly at risk from a growing dependency on GPS for positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services. Such dependencies are not always apparent.”

The report further states, “Detecting, locating, and disabling sources of GPS disruption remain a challenge,” adding, “Economic losses, lowered consumer confidence, and safety-of-life issues are possible consequences to sectors from extensive GPS disruptions.”

Based on its investigation, the DHS assessed jamming disruptions to be more likely than spoofing incidents but said that the latter were “judged to be of higher consequence than jamming due to the potential duration of time before users or devices would detect spoofing.”

Source: GPS.gov