2020 Conference Agenda

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.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

TS/SCI Classified Day Program

Details will be provided at a later date.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:40 am

Opening Keynote

9:40 am - 10:40 am

Supply Chain: Locking Everything Down for Government Customers

You are only as strong as your weakest link in the supply chain and 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. 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? During this panel, we talk about resolving both government and commercial supply chain issues.

10:40 am - 11:10 am

Networking Break - Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

11:10 am - 11:40 am

The View From Cyber Command

A government official will give updates on the evolving cyber landscape, and where we'll go next.

11:40 am - 12:30 pm

Quantum Information Sciences: The Space Equation

A number of companies are now researching quantum information sciences and 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.

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Wednesday Lunch Keynote - Sponsored by RigNet

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Networking Break - Sponsored by Envistacom

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Satellites: IoT, The Cloud -- Combined Protection and Security

Cloud-based services are quickly attracting the satellite industry, and will become a more prominent part of souped-up IoT networks in the future. However, this presents unique cyber challenges for government customers wishing to use satellite services. As we move more towards cloud based services, as well as into this IoT revolution, how can space networks build trust, and be a huge part of government networks going forward?

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Satellites in an NGSO 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, and many other milestones which could change the dynamic of the entire industry. In this panel, we talk about these new constellations in 2020, and their impact on the government market. we'll dive into the hardware, the software and other new technology developments.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Networking Reception - Sponsored by ManTech International

Thursday, October 8, 2020

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Thursday Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:40 am

The Space Force View

9:40 am - 10:30 am

Threat Landscape Evolution: The 20s Usher in New Threat Vectors

The threat landscape is always evolving. While we have not yet seen a major cyber satellite incident, most agree that it is only a matter of time. Over the last few months, the way we communicate and work has undergone a revolution. More of us are working from home. While the pandemic will ultimately end, the changes in our lives are far reaching. The threat vectors could change. As we work remotely, how has the threat landscape changed and how could the vectors change?

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Thursday Morning Networking Break

11:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

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. This panel will explore the collaboration between the government and commercial sectors, and what a successful Blackjack project could mean over the course of a decade.

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Thursday Lunch Keynote

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Dessert Break With Exhibitors

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

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. How is the industry responding to this challenge and how will VSATs be a part of extended networks going forward? What does the future of VSATs look like and how it is has been impacted in recent months? What will the satellite industry do to make sure secure networks continue to run smoothly?

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The White House View

A final viewpoint from the White House on the cyber and space landscape.