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Homeland Security Chair Peters, Sen. Cornyn offer bill on satellite cybersecurity, cite threats to critical infrastructure

By Charlie Mitchell / January 20, 2022

Senate Homeland Security Chairman Gary Peters (D-MI) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) underscored the potential for catastrophic disruptions to industrial control systems in critical sectors as they unveiled new legislation on cybersecurity for commercial satellites.

“Experts have shown increasing concern that commercial satellite hacks could have dire consequences for the American people,” according to a Wednesday release from Peters’ office. “As commercial satellites become more pervasive, hackers could shut satellites down, denying access to their service or jam signals to...

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