Conference Agenda

PLEASE NOTE: THE 2020 EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MAY 12-14, 2021.

With much of the workforce conducting business remotely, understanding cyber threats is more important now than ever.  We are working on creating a digital program that will cover some of the topics you expected to discuss at CyberSatCom as well as other cyber security topics that have come to the forefront.  Stay tuned, we’ll share details with you soon!

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The CyberSat Conference Team and Advisory Board are proud to present the 2020 conference agenda! Focused on cyber threats and security of the growing small satellite and LEO markets, you won’t want to miss out on the conversations that will take place at CyberSatCom!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:40 am

Opening Keynote

Keynote
Jeremy Burton
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Office, Space Enterprise Corps, Space and Missile Systems Center
United States Air Force

9:40 am - 10:30 am

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
Program Chair, CyberSat
Access Intelligence
Panelist
Joshua Chung
Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst - X-Force IRIS
IBM
Panelist
Nicholas (Donnie) Laughton
Manager, Systems Operations
Telesat
Panelist
Phil Mar
CTO, Network System Group
Viasat
Panelist
Marcus Talhamn
VP, Data and Infrastructure Software
Spire

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am - 11:45 am

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?
Moderator
Josh Hartman
Venture Partner
The Flying Object

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

NewSpace Viewpoint on Cybersecurity and Space

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Keynote Lunch

Keynote
Tina Gravel
VP of Global Channels and Alliances
Cyxtera
Keynote
Jo Peterson
VP, Cloud & Security
Clarify360

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Dessert Break With Exhibitors

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Workshop 1: Protecting Your Small Satellite if it's Hacked

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Workshop 2: Cyber War Game

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Workshop 3: Getting to Grips With NIST

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

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?"
Panelist
Victoria Samson
Washington Office Director
Secure World Foundation
Panelist
Cody Scott
Chief Cyber Risk Officer
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Software Defined Satellite: 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
Co-Founder GPSG Cyber and Senior Director, Insider & Cyber Threats
Global Professional Services Group (GPSG)
Panelist
David Reber
Senior Director, Software Product Security
NVIDIA
Panelist
Olivier Rossi
Product Security Architect for Cyber
Airbus

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Late Afternoon Fireside Chat

Panelist
Chirag Parikh
Microsoft Azure Space Lead
Microsoft

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Evening Reception

Friday, May 15, 2020

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:30 am

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?
Panelist
William Eshag
VP of Information Technology
Planet
Panelist
Mina Mitry
CEO
Kepler Space
Panelist
Katherine Monson
Head of KSAT USA
Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT)

9:30 am - 10:15 am

Protect 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
CEO/Co-Founder
Corsha

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Networking Break

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Space CISO Perspective

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

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.
Panelist
Charles (Aaron) Bolen
Space Control Experimentation Lead, Advanced Technology Branch, Warfighting and Technology Futures Division, Special Programs Directorate
US Air Force
Panelist
Mark Mozena
Senior Director, Government Affairs
Planet
Panelist
David Winberg
Director, Special Programs Space Dynamics Laboratory
Space Dynamics Laboratory

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Keynote Lunch

Keynote
Colonel Thomas Klemas
IMA to the Director, SMC Portfolio Architect
US Air Force

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Dessert Break With Exhibitors

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

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.

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

5G and Space: Two Worlds Collide

Panelist
Jack Deasy
VP Government
SES