PHYSICAL ATTACK IN ARTIC SPACE CENTER – SODANKYLA, FINLAND
Satellite antennas and equipment to handle satellite antenna usage. Electricity network and distribution equipment. ICT equipment to process and deliver the satellite data.
FMI ITC infrastructure (networks, servers, etc.) are monitored by FMI IT department on a 24/7 basis using duty operators and automatic surveillance and alert systems.
Physical threats are handled using multiple cameras, electronic lock systems and a 3rd party company to monitor the area.
Systems are backed up by redundant UPS systems for short term power cuts and for longer breaks a backup generator.
The critical infrastructure is decentralized, and in some cases duplicated.
An alternative route for signal, data or products can be used to bypass any component and to ensure the processing capability.
Activist against governmental policy have targeted several critical infrastructures run by authorities like Arctic Space Centre (ARC). Threats are expected to turn into actions including physical attacks and ARC has raised its readiness level. Critical infrastructure is being monitored more closely using software-based systems as well as human based observations.
On this occasion unauthorized person enters the restricted area and also a UAV enters the premises of ARC without permission, carrying potentially harmful material on-board
Application and overall impact
Enhanced operational status of ARC and hasten the recovery rate utilizing 7SHIELD platform.
Infrared and thermal cameras for wintertime attack and threat detection.
UAV-based on-board object detection and harmful activity recognition.
7SHIELD Knowledge Base for assessing the risk level and providing support for decisions to ARC operators.