28 May 2020 10:00:00
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Under threat - SCPTime
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Under threat

Our modern society is currently facing a difficult challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, this risk had been frequently raised and qualified as major by many specialists ... unfortunately that did not stop us - in France as elsewhere in the world - from suffering a cruel lack of anticipation and countermeasures against this threat, with consequences already clearly identified.

So, would we be in a similar situation against vulnerability of existing time synchronization signals?

The table below, which is a quote from Dana A. Goward, shows that there are big similarities between the two calamities, and that corruption of time signal could well be a potential cybersecurity loophole with very serious consequences ...

(Today most systems are synchronized on GPS or more generally on GNSS systems which are vulnerable)

However, an alternative to synchronization via GNSS exists already. Indeed, SCPTime, offers an innovative service which consists of broadcasting Secure, Certified, Precise and Traceable legal time (UTC from the atomic clocks of the Paris Observatory), thereby minimising the risk of temporal corruption, including GPS jamming and spoofing.

This resilient and accessible system allows large scale Administrations, OIVs (Operators of Vital Importance), as well as organizations sensitive to threats linked to time sources corruption, to avoid the risks relating to synchronization by GNSS, and to gain sovereignty.

Our team will be pleased to advise you and to study your project of securing time synchronization from a reliable source.

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