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Dark Sky Technology, Inc. Joins Space ISAC to Enhance Security in Space Systems Software

Dark Sky Technology, Inc., a leader in software security analysis for government, aerospace, and defense systems, has announced its membership with the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Space ISAC). This collaboration will offer unparalleled software supply chain threat intelligence and analysis for critical space systems, contributing significantly to the security and reliability of software in the defense and aerospace sectors.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, February 1, 2024 — Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Space ISAC) is pleased to announce Dark Sky Technology, Inc. is now a member. As a member of the Space ISAC, Dark Sky will collaborate with the global space community to enhance security in space systems software. This significant development is set to have an immediate impact on innovation and collaboration to provide crucial threat intelligence and commercial space, aerospace, defense, and international space systems security.

Dark Sky Technology, Inc., a pioneer in analyzing and securing open-source software for critical systems, has today announced membership in Space ISAC, the primary global entity for sharing vital cyber and space threat intelligence. This marks a significant step in enhancing the security of software used in critical space systems and defense operations.

Michael Mehlberg, CEO of Dark Sky Technology, Inc., expressed his enthusiasm: “Our membership with Space ISAC represents a milestone in our commitment to secure critical space systems. By joining forces, we are not only bringing our advanced TRL9-rated products to the forefront of aerospace and defense software security but also engaging in vital discussions and collaborations within the Space ISAC working groups. Our expertise in uncovering risky software in our supply chain and providing actionable intelligence is now aligned with the broader goals of Space ISAC, ensuring a safer and more secure space software environment.”

Dark Sky Technology’s contribution to Space ISAC’s working groups, including the Supply Chain Risk Management and Software Bill of Materials Working Groups, underlines its dedication to advancing the security of space systems software. The company’s track record in identifying untrustworthy contributors and malicious code, as well as addressing license and intellectual property issues, positions it as a key player in the Space ISAC.

About Dark Sky Technology, Inc.

Dark Sky Technology, Inc. specializes in assessing and ensuring the security of open-source software used in critical government, aerospace, and defense systems. By analyzing the trustworthiness of software components, the company helps organizations navigate the complex landscape of software supply chain risks, ensuring compliance with government and internal cybersecurity standards. Dark Sky’s products, deployable both as a SaaS and in sensitive offline environments, are instrumental in making risk-based decisions for third-party software reliance.

About Space ISAC

Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) is a 501(c)(6) organization that serves as the all-threats security information source for the public and private space sector. Founded in 2019, Space ISAC became an official member of the National Council of ISACs in 2020. The Space ISAC Watch Center achieved initial operational capability in March 2023.

Space ISAC is located at the Kevin W O’Neil Research and Education Building at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The Space ISAC serves to facilitate collaboration across the global space industry to enhance our ability to prepare for and respond to vulnerabilities, incidents, and threats; to disseminate timely and actionable information among member entities; and to serve as the primary communications channel for the sector with respect to this information. After opening the Watch Center in 2023, member services include support for response, mitigation, and resilience initiatives, while breaking down communication silos of public-private information sharing.

Space ISAC founding members includes Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS), Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH),  MITRE, SES, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Purdue University, the Space Dynamics Laboratory, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, The Aerospace Corporation, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, MicrosoftL3Harris, Deloitte and Capella Space.