CONFERENCE AGENDAS

Working with our Advisory Board of cybersecurity experts, CyberSatGov has created a program that takes a dissected look at vulnerable aspects of the satellite ecosystem and explores solutions to strengthen the weak points in your supply chain. We’re bringing together the satellite community with the government and military markets to have a comprehensive, progressive discussion about cybersecurity.

*New for 2020* CyberSatGov will be presented in a hybrid format to accommodate as much of our audience as possible.  Content will be presented in-person on Wednesday, October 7 and additional sessions will be livestreamed Thursday, October 8 and Friday, October 9.  All content that takes place at CyberSatGov on Wednesday, October 7 will be available on-demand the week of October 19, alongside additional livestreamed sessions during the Cybersecurity Digital Week!  All of this is included with your CyberSatGov registration.

Conference Agendas:
Classified Day  //  CyberSatGov In-Person  //  CyberSatGov Livestream  //  Cybersecurity Digital Week

Classified Day

October 6, 2020 11:00am – 5:30pm ET

Classified Day will be held at the TS/SCI level via secure telecon, hosted by Aerospace Corporation and supported by ManTech and L3 Harris.  At CyberSatGov’s Classified Day, the DoD, Intelligence Community, and satellite industry leaders will discuss advancements and challenges in assuring space system missions throughout the ever-increasing cyber-contested lifecycle. Attendees will be updated on the space cyber landscape through presentations from senior intel analysts, hands-on space system hackers, and those developing and deploying technologies to enhance architectural resiliency against emerging cyber threats.  Current presentations include: Space ISAC update and intel on threats to space critical infrastructure: Frank Backus;  Air Force Research Lab: Robert Vick; Intel Community Update: Janeen Forrest, NASIC; Space Development Agency Update: Speaker TBD; NSA Space Cybersecurity Update: Speaker TBD.  More speakers and updates coming soon.  Please note: With Classified Day being held via telecon, each participant will need access to their own SCIF.  You can register your SCIF for access online.

CyberSatGov In-Person

October 7, 2020

Wednesday, October 7

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM ET | OPENING NETWORKING EVENT, SPONSORED BY

Lockheed Martin

10:30 AM – 11:10 AM ET | OPENING KEYNOTE

Keynote Speaker: Katherine Arrington, CISO for Assistant Secretary, United States Department of Defense

11:10 AM – 12:00 PM ET | QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCES: THE SPACE EQUATION
A number of companies are now researching quantum information sciences. As more companies get involved in this area, it will undoubtedly impact the space industry. What is quantum-based satellite communication, and what will it look like? We will also examine why it is important for the U.S. to take the lead in this area and how the government and commercial industries can work together in the space arena.

Moderator:

  • Josh Hartman, Vice President, Geost

Speakers:

  • Bo Ewald, President and CEO, ColdQuanta
  • Dr Matthew Marcus, Senior Scientist for Quantum Development, Honeywell Aerospace
  • David Mitlyng, CEO, Speqtral Quantum Technologies
  • Alain Obadia, CEO, Quantum Technologies Laboratories

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM ET | LUNCH AND KEYNOTE: WHITE HOUSE VIEW, SPONSORED BY

RigNet

Keynote Speaker: Curtis Hernandez, Director National Security Space Policy, National Space Council

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM ET | NETWORKING BREAK, SPONSORED BY

Envistacom

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET | CYBER TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

Speaker:

  • Tim Schaad, VP of Innovation Engineering, Mantech

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET | THE SPACE FORCE VIEW

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET | SPACE ISAC AND THE BENEFITS OF COLLABORATION
The Space ISAC serves to facilitate collaboration across the global space industry to enhance our ability to prepare for and respond to vulnerabilities, incidents, and threats. Here, as we enter a new era of space based cybersecurity, someone from Space ISAC talks about how the government and commercial satellite industry can work better together.

Speaker:

  • Erin Miller, VP of Operations for Space ISAC, National Cybersecurity Center

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET | THE NASA VIEW

Speaker:

  • Jeff Seaton, Acting Chief Information Officer, NASA

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM ET | NEW ERA, SPD-5, THE FUTURE EVOLUTION OF THE US GOVERNMENT’s RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SATELLITE INDUSTRY

Early in September, the United States established its first cybersecurity policy (SPD-5) for space systems. It is a major inflection point for the satellite industry wanting to work with government. So, what could the future relationship between the industry and government now look like? Will such a framework remain in place if there is a change in President in November? Here we talk to a number of people in the industry about the changing dynamics of this relationship and how things could evolve over the next decade between the US government and the satellite industry.

Moderator:

  • Jeff Hill, Executive Editor, Via Satellite

Speaker:

  • Michael Geist, SVP, Strategy and Technology, Envistacom
  • Todd Gossett, VP, Corporate Development, SES Government Solutions

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET | CLOSING RECEPTION, SPONSORED BY

Aerospace Corporation

CyberSatGov Livestream

October 8-9, 2020

Thursday, October 8

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM ET | BLACKJACK COMING: IMPLICATIONS AND WHAT’S NEXT
The Blackjack constellation could be a major turning point in the government’s use of small satellites. The constellation of approximately 20 satellites is planned to be deployed within the next two years. We will talk about the collaboration between the government and commercial sectors, and what a successful Blackjack project could mean over the course of a decade.

Moderator:

  • Vince Walisko, Chief Operating Officer, Optimal Satcom, Inc.

Speakers:

  • Jason Kim, Business Development Executive, Raytheon Intelligence & Space
  • Julie Pecson, Director, Program Management, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • Troy Svigel, Lead Systems Engineer, SEAKR Pit Boss Program, SEAKR Engineering

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM ET | SUPPLY CHAIN: LOCKING EVERYTHING DOWN FOR GOVERNMENT CUSTOMERS
You are only as strong as your weakest link in the supply chain. Since many satellite operators work with global companies, what needs to be done to keep the international supply chain secure? What are the challenges for satellite companies to meet the demands of stringent government customers? Here, we talk about resolving both government and commercial supply chain issues. Given the changes in recent times, keeping the supply chain secure is going to be more challenging than ever, as our ways of working have completely changed.

Moderator:

  • Crystal Lister, Co-Founder, GPSG

Speakers:

  • Oneta Fioravanti, Field Intelligence Element Director, Pantex and Y-12, US Department of Energy
  • Allan Friedman, Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives at US Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM ET | VIEW FROM THE TRENCHES

Speakers:

  • Eoin Carroll, Principal Engineer and Senior Vulnerability Researcher, McAfee Advanced Threat Research
  • Christiaan Beek, Lead Scientist & Principal Engineer, McAfee

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM ET | “LUNCH” KEYNOTE – THE VIEW FROM CYBER COMMAND
A government official will give updates on the evolving cyber landscape, and where we’ll go next.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Major General Kimberly Crider, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, United States Space Force

Friday, October 9

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM ET | SATELLITES: IOT, THE CLOUD: COMBINED PROTECTION AND SECURITY
The satellite industry is gravitating more towards cloud-based services, which presents unique cyber challenges for government customers wishing to use satellite services. It is also going to be much more part of the souped up IoT networks going forward. As we move more towards cloud based services, as well as into this IoT revolution, we look at how space networks can build trust, and be a huge part of government networks going forward. 

Moderator:

  • Mark Holmes, Editorial Director, Via Satellite

Speakers:

  • Keith Frederick, CISO, RigNet
  • Michael Geist, SVP, Strategy and Technology, Envistacom
  • Justin Gensel, Senior Manager, Space and Air Force Programs Cyber Systems, Integrated Mission Systems, L3Harris Technologies
  • Rajeev Gopal, Vice President, Advanced Programs / DISD, Hughes
  • Nick Rossman, Lead for Research and Operations, IBM X-Force IRIS, IBM

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET | SATELLITES IN A NON-GEO WORLD: ALLEVIATING CUSTOMER CONCERNS
It’s a big year for the satellite industry. SpaceX has launched large numbers of Starlink satellites, Telesat will soon be launching satellites in LEO, among others – which could change the dynamic of the entire industry. In this fireside chat, Telesat will talk about new constellations in 2020, and their impact on the government market. Additionally, we’ll talk about the hardware and the software, as well as other new technology developments.

Moderator:

  • Brad Grady, Principal Analyst, NSR

Speaker:

  • Nicholas ‘Donnie’ Laughton, Manager, Systems Operations, Telesat

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM ET | VSATs AND THE FUTURE ROLE OF SATELLITES

It seems over the last few months, one conclusion is apparent, the reliance on satellite technology for secure communication networks will only increase. Here, we look at how the industry is responding to this challenge and how VSATs will be a part of extended networks going forward. The industry is facing a number of challenges. We look at the future of VSATs, and how it is has been impacted in recent months and what the satellite industry will do make sure secure networks will continue to run smoothly.

Moderator:

  • Ron Clifton, Founder, Clifton Associates 

Speakers: 

  • Slava Frayter, Regional Vice President, North America, Gilat Satellite Networks
  • Vagan Shakhgildian, CEO, UHP
  • John Stoltz, Vice President, Media & Enterprise, Network Innovations 
  • Timothy Winter, VP of Global Accounts & International Defense, ST Engineering iDirect

Cybersecurity Digital Week

October 19-22, 2020

Monday, October 19

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM ET | OPENING KEYNOTE

Tuesday, October 20

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM ET | CYBER INFLUENCERS ROUNDTABLE: HOW REAL ARE THE THREATS TO GOVERNMENT SATELLITES AND INFRASTRUCTURE?
We’re entering a new phase of geopolitics, with the US, China and Russia jockeying for position. The Space world is becoming a race with countries investing billions in space infrastructure and new satellites. In this session, we examine the US’s capabilities, ways it might come under threat, and how the cyber world will change as a result.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET | A SATELLITE CISO’s VIEW
Satellite networks are complex. For the satellite CISO, there are a number of key components that are imperative to keep safe in order to protect the entire system. A prominent CISO within the industry speaks with the Digital Week audience about their viewpoint of the emerging threats and how to defend against them.

Wednesday, October 21

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM ET | NATO AS WE HEAD INTO THE 2020s
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) transcends global politics as an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 North American and European countries. As NATO looks to the future and shapes its strategic objectives, where does satellite capability fit in?  How can satellite help NATO ensure its policies, capabilities and structures continue to meet current and future threats?

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM ET | THE POINT OF VIEW FROM EUROPE
Cyber threats often do not discriminate by country, but rather look for opportunities to exploit. During this 30-minute presentation, a key European Government official shares their view on how Europe is tackling cyber threats to its space infrastructure.

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET | THE POINT OF VIEW FROM THE MIDDLE EAST
We “travel” from Europe to the Middle East to hear from the UAE Space Agency on how they are building security capability into their satcom.

Thursday, October 22

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET | 2021: HOW THE US GOVERNMENT’S SPACE STRATEGY COULD EVOLVE
In 2021, there will either be a new US Government Administration or a second four years of the Trump Administration. Either way, there could be changes in the US’s space strategy. Closing out CyberSatGov Digital Week is a lively discussion on how things could evolve, depending on the result of the election, and if 2021 will be a highly significant year for the US Government’s Space ambitions.