Unclassified Agenda Preview

The CyberSatCom conference team is currently working with the Advisory Board to finalize the full conference agenda. Please view the preliminary agenda below to see what topics and discussions will be happening this May!

Day One – May 14, 2020

08.30 – 09.00 | BREAKFAST

09.00 – 09.40 | OPENING KEYNOTE

09.40 – 10.30 | THE THREAT LANDSCAPE FOR LEO SATELLITE NETWORKS
Over the next few years, there will be thousands of interconnected LEO satellites, bringing their own vulnerabilities. In the opening panel at CyberSatCom, we assess the unique threats that could be posed for these satellites, and what the industry must do to keep these new networks secure. Given there will be thousands of LEO satellites, how does the threat differ from traditional GEO satellites, and will these satellites be more susceptible to cyber attacks? 

Moderator

  • Mark Holmes, Editorial Director, Via Satellite, Access Intelligence

Speakers

  • Phil Mar, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, Viasat
  • Nicholas Laughton, Manager, Systems Operatrions, Telesat
  • Joshua Chung, Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst – X-Force IRIS, IBM

10.30 – 11.00 | NETWORKING BREAK

11.00 – 11.45 | QUANTUM SATELLITES: COMING TO AN ORBIT NEAR YOU
In 2016, China launched its first quantum communications satellite, Micius. However, the trend looks likely to continue into the future and this panel will explore the possibilities for development in the industry. Will quantum cryptography become mainstream over the next few years, and will west coast companies be able to develop these new satellites?

11.45 – 12.15 | NEWSPACE VIEWPOINT ON CYBERSECURITY AND SPACE

12.15 – 13.45 | KEYNOTE LUNCH

Speakers

  • Jo Peterson, Vice President of Cloud & Security, Clarify360
  • Tina Gravel, Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances, Cyxtera

13.45 – 14.15 | DESSERT BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

14.15 – 15.15 | WORKSHOPS/INTERACTIVE SESSIONS

  • Workshop 1: PROTECTING YOUR SMALL SATELLITE IF IT IS HACKED
  • Workshop 2: CYBER WAR GAME
  • Workshop 3: GETTING TO GRIPS WITH NIST

15.30 – 16.15 | SPACE SUSTAINABILITY AS WE MOVE TOWARDS NEW ECONOMIES
As space becomes more mainstream, space-based economies are no longer the stuff of science fiction, and new industries are starting to emerge. We’ll take a deep dive into the potential of areas such as energy from space, drug manufacturing from space, asteroid mining, and strive to answer the question “how do we create a more secure space environment?”

Speakers

  • Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation
  • Cody Scott, Chief Cyber Risk Officer, NASA

16.15 – 17.00 | SOFTWARE DEFINED SATELLITES: THE CYBER THREAT INCREASES
Satellites are becoming networks within themselves, as many new satellites contain a major software component. However, as satellites contain more software, their vulnerability increases tenfold. Here, we look at some of the cyber issues around software-defined satellites, and how the industry could combat these threats.

Moderator

  • Crystal Lister, Senior Director, Insider & Cyber Threat, GPSG   

Speaker

  • Olivier Rossi, Product Security Architect for Cyber, Airbus

17.00 – 17.30 | LATE AFTERNOON FIRESIDE CHAT
An Interactive Q and A with West Coast Cybersecurity Influencer (SpaceX)

17.30 – 19.00 | EVENING RECEPTION

Day TWO – May 15, 2020

08.00 – 08.30 | BREAKFAST

 8.30 – 09.30 | OPENING PANEL: HOW NEWSPACE COMPANIES ARE PROTECTING SMALLSAT INVESTMENTS
While companies like SpaceX and Amazon can afford to think big when launching satellites, there are a number of smaller NewSpace companies that don’t have the monetary luxury. What is the future for these NewSpace companies, and what must be they do to make sure they don’t come under threat? What are their strategies to remain secure?

Speakers

  • Mina Mitry, Chief Executive Officer, Kepler Space
  • Mitchell Scher, Business Operations Manager, Loft Orbital

 09.30 – 10.15 | PROTECTING THE SUPPLY CHAIN
The supply chain for satellites and their networks are complex ecosystems with many moving parts. If there’s a single weak point in the supply chain, the whole system could be compromised. What are the specific supply chain issues that could cause a breach and what can the industry do to resolve them?

Moderator

  • Chris Simkins, Co-Founder, Corsha

 10.15 – 10.45 | NETWORKING BREAK

 10.45 – 11.15 | SPACE CISO PERSPECTIVE

 11.15 – 12.00 | COMMERCIAL VS. GOVERNMENT: WHO LEADS THE WAY?
There is no doubt that the government/military market and commercial market have different dynamics. But, are the two sectors learning from each other to keep satellite assets secure? During this discussion, you’ll hear from a cross-section of speakers from these differing markets to see what the industry in learning, and how this collaboration could extend further.

Speakers

  • Charles (Aaron) Bolen, Space Control Experimentation Lead, Advanced Technology Branch, Warfighting and Technology Futures Division, Special Programs Directorate, US Air Force
  • David Winberg, Director, Special Programs, Space Dynamics Laboratory

12.00 – 13.15 | KEYNOTE LUNCH

13.15 – 13.45 | DESSERT BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

13.45 – 14.30 | ACADEMIA: PROJECT FUTURE SPACE
Generation Z and Millennials have been raised in an “always connected” world, and they are next in line to make sure satellite and space assets stay secure. How are the next generation preparing for the cyber security world and what do they see as future threats in the space environment?  Join students and young professionals as they discuss their views on challenges, cyber threats and the general landscape of the future space environment.

14.30 – 15.15 | 5G AND SPACE: TWO WORLDS COLLIDE
The world of 5G is fast approaching. For the space industry, 5G represents an unprecedented opportunity to cement a future in a global interconnected communications system. To end CyberSatCom on a futuristic yet realistic note by delving into the developing 5G ecosystem, the perceived security threats of an interconnected world, and how satellite/space companies can make the most of being in these future networks.

Speakers

Jack Deasy, Vice President of Government, SES

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