UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Resilience meeting notes

A key recommendation of the recent spectrum resilience white paper (developed by QinetiQ for the SPF) is the development of a Spectrum resilience framework document. Ultimately the aim of the document is to guide spectrum users on what should be done to achieve a level of spectrum resilience.

With guest presentations from Paul Howland, Principal Scientist, DSTL, and Stephen Straughan, Critical National Infrastructure Team Leader, UK Space Agency, the workshop reviewed what is meant by resilience and what threats can be expected. The workshop will then address question that could form a Framework document such as:

1.         Governance - Who owns the problem – what’s the governance required?

2.         Assessment - How do you find out what business functions/assets use spectrum – where are the risk/threat areas? what are the attributes?

3.         Requirement - How do you assess what level of resilience is needed (Gold, Silver, Bronze)?

4.         Non-Spectrum Controls - What non-spectrum mitigation can be used (physical, procedural and technical controls)?

5.         Spectrum Controls - What spectrum mitigations can be used?

6.         Paper Compliance - What could a spectrum resilience compliance regime look like?

7.         Spectrum compliance - How do you conduct a spectrum stress test?

Anil Shukla, QinetiQ


Paul Howland, Principal Scientist, DSTL


Stephen Straughan, Critical National Infrastructure Team Leader, UK Space Agency (presentation available to download in PDF format below)

More information about the UK Spectrum Policy Forum is available. SPF workshop discussions are held under Chatham House Rule to enable cross-industry collaborative discussion.

Anil Shukla - QinetiQ - Spectrum Policy... (pdf)Paul Howland - DSTL - SPF EM Risk Framework Presentation v2 (pdf)Stephen Straughan - CNI Overview - UK Space Agency (pdf)

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