Thursday | November 15

  1. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


  2. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Opening Keynote

  3. 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

    The Cyber Threat 2019: The Threat Landscape and How it is Evolving

    Cyber threats to satellites are real and they exist. In this panel to kick-off CyberSat 2018, we examine the latest in terms of threats, what we have seen in 2018, what could happen in 2019, and how this will impact the satellite sector and end-users of the technology going forward. This panel will examining where the threats are coming from, how satellite companies could be targeted and how they can prepare for an increasingly complex cyber future.

  4. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Coffee Break

  5. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Next Generation Satellite Cybersecurity: Software Defined Satellites, SmallSats and How Cyber Plays Into This

    Representatives of cybersecurity organizations will talk about new systems or services to address cybersecurity issues associated with small-sats, software defined satellites, hosted payloads and other aspects of the emerging environment. With satellites becoming more flexible, more technical and more creative in terms of their coverage, we look at how these satellites could be targeted and how operators of these satellites need to invest to keep them secure.

  6. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Lunch Keynote

  7. 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Dessert Break with Exhibitors

  8. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    Satellite Eco-System: Guarding the Perimeter

    Satellite networks are becoming even more complex. However, with assets on the ground and assets in the sky, there are multiple entry points for hackers to get into these systems. In a recent interview with Via Satellite, KPN CISO Jaya Baloo spoke about the vulnerabilities at the ground station and how this could be a weakness in the networks. Similarly, networks with COTS equipment could also be vulnerable. Here, we talk to satellite companies about their plans in investing in equipment, and keeping all assets secure.

  9. 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

    GDPR Assessment

  10. 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Coffee Break

  11. 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    Panel on the Defensive within the Government, Intelligence and Military Arena

    The government is one of the biggest buyers of satellite capacity out there. However, governments and related infrastructure are some of the biggest targets for cyber-crime. An attack that cripples key infrastructure could have huge ramifications for all involved. Here, we look at potential vulnerabilities and what the satellite industry is doing to make sure its key customers here remain cyber secure. We look at the complex relationship between the government and the satellite industry and the dynamics within the defence market are changing.

  12. 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Fireside Chat

  13. 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM


Friday | November 16

  1. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


  2. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Opening Keynote

  3. 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

    Workshop A (Regulation) Compliance: How to be Part of the Solution, not Part of the Problem

    Working with governments on national security programs can be a lucrative business. However, For mid-sized companies in the satellite sector, there are a maze of requirements that need to be navigated to gain compliance and able to work on such program. This workshop will aim to help those companies as they face these compliance issues. In this session, we will introduce a new model compliance framework and begin to draw out accountability maps of your products, services, users, and relationships across multiple domains and architectures.

  4. 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

    Workshop B (Operations) Training Your Staff in Cyber Threats

    Criminals are finding evermore creative ways to get into systems. Recognizing the threat early or attempts to hack the system are vital in order to stop the threats. This workshop focuses on your frontline staff and how you can effectively train them to recognize a threat or potential harmful situation.

  5. 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

    Workshop C (C-Suite) Cybersecurity for the C-Suite: Making Sure Your Company is Ahead of the Cyber Curve

    As a CEO of a satellite company, you may not know the ins and outs of cyber threats, but you do know that any attack on your business could have catastrophic results. In this workshop, we talk about the issues specifically related to the C-Suite and how you must shape the company’s overall strategy to deal with cyber issues.

  6. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Coffee Break

  7. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Workshop A (Regulation) NIST: Understanding and Implementation Decisions Around NIST

    In 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. Here, we have a workshop dedicated to exploring issues and questions around this key framework. This workshop will help to understand key elements of the policy.

  8. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Workshop B (Operations) Satellite Provider/Operators Meet the Cyberworld

    15 Minutes Speed Meetings A chance to have one-on-one meetings with satellite operators and cybersecurity providers A chance to discuss cyber issues in a unique one-on-one way with satellite providers in a closed, off-the-record setting.

  9. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Workshop C (C-Suite) Cybersecurity for the C-Suite: Scenario Based Workshop: How to Address a Major Cyber Attack

    As a CEO of a satellite company, your worst nightmare is seeing your company’s systems compromised and hacked. But, what do you do in such a situation? How do you shut things down? How do you minimize the damage? In this workshop, cyber experts talk you through how best to deal with the ultimate cyber nightmare.

  10. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Lunch Keynote

  11. 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Dessert Break with Exhibitors

  12. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    Maritime Cybersecurity: The Threat Assessed

    As commercial ships and cruise lines get more and more connected, there is little doubt that the threat towards them has increased exponentially. How is this critical group of end users and the satellite industry equipping themselves to deal with this emerging threat? How is the maritime industry preparing to fight cyber threats in a mobile world and what can other mobile users learn from this important vertical?

  13. 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

    Cyber Viewpoint for the Year Ahead