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Empower Your Organization Against Evolving Threats. In today’s landscape, the significance of cybersecurity has surged to unprecedented heights. In 2022, we witnessed a series of disruptive events such as jamming, GPS spoofing, and a barrage of cyberattacks targeting Viasat internet services in Ukraine – coinciding with Russia’s invasion. These incidents serve as a stark reminder that the realm of cyber threats has reached new levels of complexity.

The arsenal of cyber criminals is growing in sophistication, and their attack techniques are diversifying. To safeguard your organization’s integrity and continuity, proactive planning is imperative. As these digital adversaries continuously evolve, so must your defensive strategies.

The CyberSatGov Advisory Board, composed of top cybersecurity experts, has meticulously curated a comprehensive agenda for a Classified Day and an Unclassified Program. This agenda delves into vulnerabilities within the satellite ecosystem and includes content and speakers aimed at aiding you in devising solutions to safeguard your assets.


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Wednesday, November 8 (Separate ticket required)

The Classified Program sets CyberSatGov apart. Elevate your organization’s security posture with knowledge reserved for a select few. 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, cybersecurity professionals, and satellite industry leaders will come together on Wed., November 8, to discuss advancements and challenges in ensuring the success of space system missions amidst the relentless expansion of the cyber-contested lifecycle.

Attendees of this year’s Classified Day program can expect to hear from the U.S. Space Force, National Reconnaissance Office, Space Systems Command, Space Development Agency, Sandia National Laboratories, National Space Intelligence Center, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Space Dynamics Laboratory, and Viasat!

Please note: To register for CyberSatGov’s Classified Day Program, you must possess a valid TS/SCI Clearance.

Wednesday, November 8th | Classified Day Agenda

🕒 0730 – 0830Check-in and Networking Breakfast

🕒 0830 – 0845                                         
Opening Remarks

Sam Visner, Technical Fellow – Info Systems & Cyber Division, The Aerospace Corporation
🕒 0845 – 0915Emerging Counterspace Cyber Threats

Tyler Grichen, Counterspace Cyberthreat Analyst, National Space Intelligence Center (NSIC)
🕒 0915 – 0945Now and Tomorrow: Approaching Space Crypto in a Proliferated Constellation

Dr. Frank Turner, Technical Director, Space Development Agency (SDA)
🕒 0945 – 1015Building Competitive Advantage in Space Cybersecurity

Eric Bryant, SME for Space and Weapons Cybersecurity, National Security Agency (NSA)
🕒 1015 – 1045Networking Break
🕒 1045 – 1130Strength in Numbers, the Security of Proliferated Constellations

Col. Craig Frank, Director, Chief Information Office, Space Systems Command (SSC)
🕒 1130 – 1200Building Cyber Muscle: A Strength Program For Satellite Software

Matt Young, Principal Cyber Engineer & Jason Lambert, Section Head, Strategic & Military Space, Space Dynamics Laboratory Utah State University
🕒 1200 – 1300Networking Lunch
🕒 1300 – 1400The Room Where it Happens Act II: What Comes Next?

Phil Mar, Vice President/CTO, Government Systems Group, Viasat, Inc
🕒 1400 – 1445STARCS: A Threat-Informed Research Program for Contested Space

Chris Jenkins, R&D S&E Cybersecurity, Principal Member of Tech Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
🕒 1445 – 1515Secure Hybrid Operating Platform for Satellite Systems

Samuel Mergendahl, Associate, Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
🕒 1515 – 1545Networking Break
🕒 1545 – 1615NRO Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Threat Hunting

Lt Col Scott Wilson, Deputy Commander, U.S. Space Force (Space Delta 26)
🕒 1615 – 1700Space Data Exfiltration and Impact

Matthew Cheng, Counterspace Cyber Threat Analyst & Jonathan Vanden, Senior Cyberspace Analyst, National Space Intelligence Center (NSIC)
🕒 1700 – 1715Closing Remarks

Sam Visner, Technical Fellow – Info Systems & Cyber Division, The Aerospace Corporation
🕒 1715 – 1900Networking Reception | Sponsored by


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. By uniting the satellite community with the government and military sectors, we cultivate an all-encompassing dialogue on cybersecurity.

Monday, November 6

7:30 am - 5:15 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Sponsored by:
9:00 am - 9:30 am
SpeakerNicholas Leiserson, Assistant National Cyber Director for Cyber Policy and Programs, The Office of the National Cyber Director
9:30 am - 10:15 am

It is clear that as a more volatile geopolitical environment emerges, space will become more contested as countries like China and Russia work to solidify their presence in this domain. The Government will need to rely more on the commercial satellite industry than it had previously. Moreover, it's apparent that space assets will be under greater scrutiny as potential targets. In this opening panel, we look at the ‘commercial first’ mantra and how the U.S. Government and its allies can take advantage of the latest in commercial satellite tech.

ModeratorMolly Just, Senior Director, In-Q-Tel
SpeakerDaniel Gizinski, Chief Strategy Officer, Comtech
SpeakerErin Miller, Executive Director, Space ISAC
SpeakerDavid Myers, CEO and President, UltiSat
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Sponsored by:
10:45 am - 11:15 am

With cloud applications at the heart of every digital business and AI-led development set to accelerate innovation, organizations require an intelligent code-to-cloud approach to security that's intuitive for users and highly effective at reducing risk and preventing breaches.Attend this session and discover how Prisma® Cloud is helping organizations prioritize and fix critical application risks at the source, in a matter of minutes.

  • Learn how you can move past operational inefficiencies caused by stitching together siloed solutions and effectively reduce risk across the app lifecycle.
  • Discover a new approach to cloud security using code-to-cloud intelligence as the ultimate method for breach prevention.
  • You won't want to miss this exclusive session where you'll hear about Prisma Cloud innovations that protect applications from code to cloud

SpeakerEden Tesfay, Prisma Cloud Solutions Architect, Palo Alto Networks
Sponsored by:
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Attacks are being ramped up. The way to respond to threats is changing. A proactive approach is now needed. One of the main trends we are seeing right now is ‘threat hunting’ – proactively seeking out the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in your network. So, what is threat hunting? Should you do it? And what kind of difference could it make? In this panel, cyber experts share why embracing threat hunting sooner, rather than later, is essential.

ModeratorKristin Del Rosso, Field CTO, Public Sector, SOPHOS Inc.
SpeakerDr. Ang Cui, Founder and Chief Scientist, Red Balloon Security
SpeakerMJ Emanuel, ICS Incident Response Analyst, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
SpeakerErin Joe, SVP, Strategy and Alliances, Mandiant
SpeakerTim Schaad, Vice President of Innovation Engineering, Innovation and Capabilities Office, ManTech
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
SpeakerCol. Richard A. Kniseley, Senior Material Leader, Commercial Space Office (COMSO), U.S. Space Force
Sponsored by:
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Late last year, the U.S. Department of Defense released the Department of Defense Zero Trust Strategy and Roadmap, a major new framework which sees a shift from perimeter-based defenses to a proactive model that embeds security throughout the network. This was a major piece of legislation that directly impacts satellite companies that work with government. Here, we assess the first 12 months of the framework and the difference it has made to the relationships between commercial and government.

ModeratorDr. Gregory Falco, Asst. Professor, Aerospace Security & Autonomy, Cornell University
SpeakerSean Crosby, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Space Mission Advanced Concepts, Sandia National Laboratories
SpeakerMike Finn, Specialist Leader | Cyber & Strategic Risk, Deloitte
SpeakerBrian Maguire, Sr. Director, Business Integration, Airbus U.S. Space and Defense Inc.
SpeakerJohnathon Martin, Lead Cyber Architect, Office of the Chief Architect, National Reconnaissance Office
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

The fragile geopolitical situation means the dynamics between the government and commercial space industry are changing. There is a need for hosted payloads and commercial services to be integrated with government owned and operated space systems, including ground and launch system infrastructure. Ensuring cybersecurity in this network of networks is no longer as simple as attaching more hardware encryptors. For an organization like the U.S. Space Force, there is an opportunity to leverage state of the art off-the-shelf small satellites to gain operational resilience against near peer competitors. In this panel, we talk about the government approach to end-to-end security in modern space architectures.

ModeratorCharles Beames, Chairman, SpiderOak, York Space System, and the SmallSat Alliance
SpeakerMajor General (Retired) Kim Crider, Founding Partner, Elara Nova
SpeakerChris DeMay, COO and Founder, TrustPoint
SpeakerLt. Col. Don Johnson, Space Systems Command
SpeakerSam Visner, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Space ISAC, Aerospace
SpeakerJennifer Walsmith, Corporate Vice President, Cyber & Information Solutions, Northrop Grumman
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sponsored by:
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
SpeakerCole French, Manager and Capability Lead, Kratos
SpeakerThomas Schaefer, VP Information Security Management, SES
SpeakerGeorge Tountas, Senior Manager, Information Security Management, SES
Sponsored by:
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
SpeakerSean Crosby, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Space Mission Advanced Concepts, Sandia National Laboratories
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 7

8:00 am - 3:15 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Sponsored by:
9:00 am - 9:30 am
SpeakerDarren Turner, Cybersecurity Directorate Chief of Critical Networks Defense, NSA
9:30 am - 10:15 am

The cyber world moves at a fast pace. AI is becoming more of a game changer. In the last year, we have seen the growing influence of ChatGPT, as the AI influence grows stronger. There is no doubt this is the year where AI becomes more mainstream, capabilities are advancing. Here, we look at how AI is impacting the security of satellite networks.

ModeratorDr. Peter Fonash, CTO, Option3Ventures LLC
SpeakerJoe Bradley, Senior Executive/Director, Air Force Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapon Systems (CROWS), U.S. Air Force
SpeakerDr. Jeff Cornelius, EVP, Cyber-Physical Security, Darktrace
SpeakerWalt Gall, CEO, Coherent Logix, Inc.
SpeakerWilliam McHenry, Senior Advisor to the Director, U.S. Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
10:15 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 11:15 am
SpeakerJoseph Szczerba, Section Chief, Cyber Division, FBI
11:15 am - 11:25 am
SpeakerAudrey Tang, Taiwan's Digital Minister, Ministry of Digital Affairs
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Taiwan makes for an interesting case study in cyber. Like Ukraine, it is faced with a situation where China has made its long-term ambitions clear. In this session, we look at Taiwan’s response in terms of facing down the cyber threat, and how this could impact overall space security. Risk management experts will talk about what might happen here, and whether like Ukraine, space might become front and center of China’s ambitions. 

ModeratorPhil Mar, VP & CTO, Government Systems Group, Viasat
SpeakerRonald Keen, Senior Advisor of Space, CISA's National Risk Management Center (NRMC)
SpeakerJason McMahan, Industry Relationship Manager, NSA
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
ModeratorMark Holmes, Senior Editorial Director, Via Satellite
SpeakerChris Krebs, Fmr. Director of CISA, Partner, Krebs Stamos Group
SpeakerNick Saunders, Chief Cybersecurity and Data Officer for Government Systems, Viasat
Sponsored by:
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Some big government procurements will likely happen in 2023. We could see some significant advances in terms of Satellite-as-a-Service, as the U.S. Government looks to change the way it buys satellite communications services going forward. With the U.S. Government potentially going down this route, we explore the trends we might see in 2024, and discuss what is the next step in the evolution of the relationship between the commercial satellite industry and the U.S. Government.

ModeratorMolly Just, Senior Director, In-Q-Tel
SpeakerDr. Greg Kuperman, Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office, DARPA
SpeakerRob Powell, CISSP / CISM, Senior Advisor - Cybersecurity, NASA
SpeakerVince Walisko, Chief Operating Officer, Optimal Satcom
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
SpeakerSarah Tarry, Director of Defence Policy and Capabilities, Defence Policy and Planning Division, NATO