The CyberSatGov Advisory Board, comprised of leading cybersecurity experts, has worked diligently to develop an agenda for both a Classified Day and an Unclassified Program that focuses on the vulnerable aspects of the satellite ecosystem and features content and speakers that can help you formulate solutions to protect your assets.
Tuesday, November 1 (Separate ticket required)
The Classified Program sets CyberSatGov apart – nowhere else will you find more government and military participants working to identify threat vectors and formulate solutions to thwart next-generation attacks.
The DoD, intelligence community, and industry leaders will discuss advancements and challenges in assuring space system missions throughout the ever-increasing cyber-contested lifecycle.
Gain critical insight from industry leaders who are developing and deploying technologies to mitigate emerging cyber threats.
Classified Day will focus on current threat analysis and how to build a resilient satellite ecosystem. At the TS/SCI level, we discuss the most pressing topics such as:
- Software-defined satellites
- Defending hosted payloads
- Adversary threat intelligence
- Optical linking security
- Situational awareness
- Innovating cybersecurity solutions
- And much more
Please note: TS/SCI Clearance is required to attend CyberSatGov’s Classified Day.
CyberSatGov is the only satellite security event in the world that successfully fuses satellite, space, cyber, and government to educate on threat vectors and deliver solutions to thwart next-generation attacks. We’re bringing the satellite community together with the government and military markets to have a comprehensive discussion about cybersecurity.
9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has seen space assets front and center of the conflict. Starlink has provided connectivity while Maxar has provided imagery that has beamed across households around the world. This panel delves into the lessons learned and the impact on the U.S. government's strategy in regards to satellite assets. How will the geopolitical situation evolve and what role will space assets play as government priorities change in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine? What enduring lessons or trends might emerge from this conflict?
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Receive critical intel from a government official on the evolving cyber landscape, and where we'll go next.
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Space is remarkable in many ways, one of which is the way it brings a sense of community and collaboration even when there are huge differences in nations and cultures. However, as a new 'Cold War' era is ushered upon us, space could become fair game. If the likes of Russia and China are more hostile in their response, what is the correct response from the U.S., NATO, and others? We talk about this and how the space environment could look in the near future.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Commercial satellite companies have been increasingly involved in the Russia/Ukraine conflict. While Governments naturally want their own space assets, will we see a greater reliance on commercial assets in a conflict such as this? What are the dangers considering space assets could become 'fair game' for hostile nations to attack? This panel will explore how commercial satellite companies could provide secure, effective communications and imagery during times of conflict and uncertainty.
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
In this new 'Cold War' era, space companies will be moving towards a 'Zero Trust' approach to security. Satellite networks are complex with assets on the ground and in space, and can easily be targeted more in light of recent geopolitical events. What does a 'Zero Trust' approach mean to the space sector? What could drive this to become an even bigger issue for our community over the next year or so?
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
In this closing panel, cyber experts will share their view of what the threat landscape could look like in 2023 as a result of dramatic events over the past year. From trends in ransomware and data theft to the attack on satellite assets in 2022 - what could be in the realm of possibilities when it comes to cyber attacks on satellites? We look at, for example, how an incident such as the NVIDIA/Samsung hack could have ramifications for satellite companies, what can be learned from it, and address possible supply chain vulnerabilities.
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Hear from a federal official on how the government views the changing dynamics of the relationship between branches of government and the commercial satellite industry. With the likes of NASA and NOAA looking to work more closely than ever before with the commercial satellite industry, we'll learn how government plans to use commercial capabilities alongside their existing architecture.
10:00 am - 10:45 am
A number of events/competitions have taken place that have involved both the hacking community and the satellite industry - providing invaluable intel on where weak points are in satellite networks and how they can be exploited. As we go from the 'fake' world to the 'real' world, what are the key findings and what can satellite companies, particularly those that are looking to do government business, take from these competitions to implement into their strategy. This session goes beyond the competition results to discuss the latest hacking techniques and what the satellite industry must do to counter them.
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
When it comes to expectations for cybersecurity, there are continually new regulations for satellite companies. In this panel, we assess the latest compliance issues, standards, and regulations, including what they mean for companies in our community, and how organizations can maximize their opportunities with the U.S. DoD. As the satellite industry talks CMMC 2.0 and IA-PRE, stakeholders from across the industry will discuss what is needed to create a more efficient regulatory structure for satellite companies moving forward.
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Satellite networks are becoming more complex - satellite assets can be in different orbits, a number of satellite operators have embraced the cloud, and networks are often multi-faceted and multi-layered. As a result, this also means security will become more complex. In this session, satellite experts discuss how these moves will impact overall security and how satellite companies can keep such complex networks, with multiple entry points, secure. Explore the difference between private government clouds versus participation in industry-supplied clouds and what the industry can offer for government's evolving cloud strategies.