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Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT


Our mission is to bring you discussions, updates, briefings, and lessons learned stemming from real-world experiences that will make a positive impact on your cybersecurity strategy. That’s why we work closely with our Advisory Board to build a program that you can feel confident in. With multiple constellations being launched, we could see tens of thousands of satellites entering LEO. CyberLEO will become the epicenter of discussion surrounding security issues in a LEO world.

Conference Agendas:
Classified Day  //  Unclassified Program 


Wednesday, May 11 (Separate ticket required)

The Aerospace Corporation: Corporate Headquarters — El Segundo
210 S. Douglas Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

CyberLEO brings together industry and government leaders to discuss emerging risks to proliferated LEO satellite constellations. Speakers will share TS/SCI level presentations on current threat analysis and how to build resiliency to the ecosystem.

Please note: TS/SCI Clearance is required to attend CyberLEO’s Classified Day.


0730 0830: Check-in and Networking Breakfast

0830 0845: Opening Remarks, Todd Nygren, Sr. VP Engineering and Technology, The Aerospace Corporation

0845 0915: Cyber Threats to PLEO, Ken Zellmer, Counter Space Cyber Analyst, and Matthew Cheng, Analyst, National Air and Space Intelligence Center

0915 1000: Space Systems and Great Power Competition – The Stakes and the Opportunities, Sam Visner, Technical Fellow, MITRE Corporation

1000 1030: Networking Break

1030 – 1130: Decomposing the Cyber Threat for Space Vehicles, Brandon Bailey, Senior Cybersecurity Project Leader, The Aerospace Corporation

1130 1200: On-Orbit Cyber Discussion, Captain Aaron Bolen, Integration Section Chief, Special Programs Directorate, Enterprise Corps, Space Systems Command, U.S. Space Force

1200 1300: Lunch

1300 1345: Innovating Cybersecurity Solutions for Space, Johnathon Martin, Program Manager, National Reconnaissance Office

1345 1445: Resiliency Against the Threat No Longer An Option, Ron Keen, Senior Advisor, National Risk Management Center (NRMC), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

1445 1515: Networking Break

1515 1645: Defending Hosted Payloads on New Space Architectures, James Curbo, Senior Computer Scientist, and Ryan Kelly, Senior Cybersecurity Engineer, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

1645 1700: Closing Remarks, Jim Myers, Sr. VP Civil Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation

1700 1900: Reception


Thursday, May 12

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Sponsored by:
9:00 am - 9:30 am
SpeakerJennifer Krolikowski, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Space Systems Command
9:30 am - 10:15 am
The satellite world is undergoing a revolution. New space players, like Starlink and Amazon, are placing huge bets in state-of-the-art LEO constellations. Traditional operators are also getting in the game, such as Telesat with Lightspeed and Eutelsat making significant investments in OneWeb. However, with the onset of these constellations, security considerations must be discussed. This panel of experts will explore what needs to be done to keep tens of thousands of satellites, and the future of LEO, secure.
ModeratorBrad Grady, President & COO, NSR
SpeakerPhil Mar, CTO, Network System Group, Viasat
SpeakerChris Moore, Vice President for International Government Engagement, OneWeb
SpeakerTom Russell, Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc.
10:15 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 11:30 am
The satellite industry has entered into a more software-centric world as software-defined satellites become the norm. As satellites look to connect to the cloud, software will play an increasingly important role in the management and control of these global networks. With the increasing amount and complexity of software, and in particular with the increase in the use of open-source software, the security threat landscape is changing. What does this software movement mean from a security perspective, and can it provide the mix of security and efficiency the industry demands?
ModeratorMr. Vince Walisko, COO, Optimal Satcom
SpeakerMatthew Erickson, VP Solutions, SpiderOak Mission Systems
SpeakerAlex Kaczmarek, Executive Director, Network Infrastructure, Iridium
SpeakerAllen Stewart, Principal Software Architect, Microsoft
SpeakerMarcus Tallhamn, Product Engineering Manager, Spire Global
11:30 am - 12:20 pm
Security in a multi-layered network is complex. Network segmentation principles can help to isolate and intermittently access sensitive command and control networks and other operational portions of a network. Should satellite players, particularly in LEO, adopt such an approach to keep their networks secure? How can engineers and security professionals better collaborate to enable robust, reliable network segmentation standards?
ModeratorKevin Albano, Associate Partner, IBM
SpeakerWilliam Eshagh, Vice President, Corporate Engineering and Security, Planet
SpeakerTony Hasek, CEO, GoldiLock Air
12:20 pm - 2:00 pm
SpeakerLt Col Joseph Pomager, Materiel Leader - Cyber Operations for Space, Warfighting Enterprise Acquisition Delta, Space Domain Awareness and Combat Power, U.S. Air Force
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
We often talk of a LEO revolution in satellite, but another revolution is also taking place, one that could wreak havoc on satellite constellations. The ransomware industry has seen strong growth over the last year, with payments set to reach record levels. How do satellite companies deal with such a scenario? Can you prepare for it? What if you lost access to a ground station or even lost access to a satellite? You'll walk away from this panel with tactical approaches to mitigation response in the event of a ransomware attack.
ModeratorGreg Falco, Space Systems Engineering Professor, Johns Hopkins University
SpeakerAng Cui, CEO, Red Balloon Security
SpeakerJeffery Finke, Principal Engineer, Group Leader and Task Leader, MITRE
SpeakerMatt Malone, Director of Cyber Security, Vistrada
SpeakerPhil Robinson, CISO, SpaceLink
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sponsored by:
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
We are in a turbulent geopolitical world right now - the situation in Ukraine is evidence of this and both Russia and China have a renewed focus on space. A LEO environment is all about tens of thousands of satellites, meaning new supply chains, new demands across the whole satellite eco-system, new components, etc. In this discussion, we focus specifically on the supply chains in this LEO environment and the challenges companies face, whether it is buying components, challenges with acquisitions and taking over a tech stack, or simply building secure systems in a LEO world.
ModeratorEvan Glick, Director, Cyber Defense Solutions Department, The Areospace Corporation
SpeakerMajor General (Retired) Brett T. Williams, Co-Founder, IronNet Cybersecurity
SpeakerEddy Zervigon, CEO, Quantum Xchange
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday, May 13

8:15 am - 8:45 am
8:45 am - 9:20 am
SpeakerDr. Frank Turner, Technical Director, Space Development Agency
9:20 am - 10:00 am
SpeakerRob Powell, CISSP / CISM, Senior Advisor - Cybersecurity, NASA
10:00 am - 10:45 am
In this special 45 minute session, Space ISAC will lead a discussion looking at the latest threats and brief the audience on up-to-date intel and data, including hands-on advice for the satellite community.
ModeratorErin Miller, Executive Director, Space ISAC
SpeakerRichard Buenneke, Senior Advisor, Office of Emerging Security Challenges, Bureau of Arms Control Verification and Compliance, US Department of State
SpeakerKevin Coggins, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
10:30 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
The sustainability argument is particularly relevant when looking at the future of LEO. This is a different world than before, with far more satellites that will be refreshed more frequently than we've seen previously. While there is talk of securing supply chains, sustainability becomes much more prevalent in the discussion. In this panel, we join experts to explore how companies can take a more 'sustainable' approach with compromising security.
ModeratorCurtis Hernandez, Director, Government Relations, LeoLabs Inc
SpeakerJessica Carroll, Director Government Affairs, Shift5
SpeakerAlexander Purves, Chief Commercial Officer, Providence Access Company
SpeakerNick Reese, Deputy Director for Emerging Technology Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Sponsored by:
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
This is a boom time in the satellite industry with big and small players unfolding ambitious plans in the ecosystem. The opportunities, yet demands, on technology vendors have never been greater. What is the market opportunity, and how are they building security into their technology? We'll also examine the age-old question of open versus proprietary systems in satellite, as well as how the industry can build end-to-end product security.
ModeratorShaun Waterman, Freelance Journalist and Content Strategist, Via Satellite
SpeakerRobert McClellan, Senior Manager, Advanced Cyber Services, Kratos Defense and Security Solutions
SpeakerJonathan Moore, CTO, SpiderOak