August 18, 2020
Cambridge’s NASA BITSec Team Earns Exceptional Ratings for Support
to Human Spaceflight Activities and Assists with Request in Support of
SpaceX’s Recent Manned Mission
Cambridge’s Base Information Technology Security (BITSec) Team provides IT security support services critical to the execution of NASA Johnson Space Center human spaceflight activities. The team has continued to show outstanding performance addressing critical vulnerabilities, providing crucial analysis of systems on the JSC campus, and reducing the overall risk of exploit for the agency.
The team’s adaptability and dedication to the mission are evident in their work, which includes directly supporting system administrators and providing prompt assistance to resolve issues of various difficulties.
In May, members of the BITSec Team were called upon to urgently support associate contractors troubleshooting connectivity issues which occurred during the testing and integration of graphics from a SpaceX system into the NASA TV network. These graphics were used in the joint SpaceX and NASA broadcast of the May 30, 2020 launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission with NASA astronauts that was viewed by millions.