Our mission is to bring you discussions, updates, briefings, and lessons learned stemming from real-world experiences that will make a positive impact on your cybersecurity strategy. That’s why we work closely with our Advisory Board to build a program that you can feel confident in. With multiple constellations being launched, we could see tens of thousands of satellites entering LEO. CyberLEO will become the epicenter of discussion surrounding security issues in a LEO world.
Conference Agendas: Classified Day // Unclassified Program
Wednesday, May 11 (Separate ticket required)
CyberLEO brings together industry and government leaders to discuss emerging risks to proliferated LEO satellite constellations. Speakers will share TS/SCI level presentations on current threat analysis and how to build resiliency to the ecosystem. Speaker lineup/agenda coming soon.
Please note: TS/SCI Clearance is required to attend CyberLEO’s Classified Day.
- Ronald Keen, Senior Advisor, National Risk Management Center (NRMC) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
- Brigadier General Chris Povak, Deputy Director Space Warfighting Analysis Center, U.S. Space Force
- Dr. Byron Knight, Chief Scientist R&D, National Reconnaissance Office
- Captain Aaron Bolen, Integration Section Chief, Special Programs Directorate, Enterprise Corps, Space Systems Command, U.S. Space Force
- Brandon Bailey, Senior Cybersecurity Project Leader, The Aerospace Corporation
- Sean Manning, Group Supervisor for the Resilient Military Systems Group, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
- James Curbo, Senior Computer Scientist, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Attendees will learn about:
- Cyber defense for commercial systems
- Supply chain – open source software assurance
- Current adversary threat intelligence
- LEO command and control security
- Securing software defined satellites
- Optical linking security
9:30 am - 10:15 am
The satellite world is undergoing a revolution. New space players, like Starlink and Amazon, are placing huge bets in state-of-the-art LEO constellations. Traditional operators are also getting in the game, such as Telesat with Lightspeed and Eutelsat making significant investments in OneWeb. However, with the onset of these constellations, security considerations must be discussed. This panel of experts will explore what needs to be done to keep tens of thousands of satellites, and the future of LEO, secure.
— Brad Grady
, Principal Analyst
— Phil Mar
, CTO, Network System Group
10:45 am - 11:30 am
The satellite industry has entered into a more software centric world as software defined satellites become the norm. As satellites look to connect to the cloud, software will play an increasingly important role in the management and control of these global networks. With the increasing amount and complexity of software, and in particular with the increase in the use of open-source software, the security threat landscape is changing. What does this software movement mean from a security perspective, and can it provide the mix of security and efficiency the industry demands?
— Mr. Vince Walisko
, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Operations
, Eutelsat AmericasSpeaker
— Alex Kaczmarek
, Executive Director, Network Infrastructure
— Lora Randolf
, Principal Program Manager
11:35 am - 12:20 pm
Security in a multi-layered network is complex. Network segmentation principles can help to isolate and intermittently access sensitive command and control networks and other operational portions of a network. Should satellite players, particularly in LEO, adopt such an approach, to keep their networks secure? How can engineers and security professionals better collaborate to enable robust, reliable network segmentation standards?
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
We often talk of a LEO revolution in satellite, but another revolution is also taking place, one that could wreak havoc on satellite constellations. The ransomware industry has seen strong growth over the last year, with payments set to reach record levels. How do satellite companies deal with such a scenario? Can you prepare for it? What if you lost access to a ground station or even lost access to a satellite? You'll walk away from this panel with tactical approaches to mitigation response in the event of a ransomware attack.
— Greg Falco
, Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer
, Stanford University
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
There are numerous incidents of major data leaks and attacks that are becoming more sophisticated. One of the latest and most high-profile involved Twitch. Could what happened to Twitch happen to a major satellite company? What lessons can satellite companies learn from other industries?
9:30 am - 10:30 am
In this special one-hour session, Space ISAC will lead a discussion looking at the latest threats and brief the audience on up-to-date intel and data, including hands-on advice for the satellite community.
11:00 am - 11:45 am
The mantra in most industries is having a more sustainable approach. This is incredibly relevant to the satellite industry, as the LEO revolution means we are going to see a huge increase in the number of satellites. During this panel, we will talk about sustainability and how it could impact the security of satellite networks.
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
This is a boom time in the satellite industry with big and small players unfolding ambitious plans in the ecosystem. The opportunities, yet demands, on technology vendors have never been greater. What is the market opportunity, and how are they building security into their technology? We'll also examine the age-old question of open versus proprietary systems in satellite, as well as how the industry can build end-to-end product security.
2:35 pm - 3:20 pm
There will be continual disruptions in the supply chain, even as we head into a year that will be more "normal" than the last. Supply chain issues have beset many companies, including those in the satellite sector. Where are we in terms of supply chain and how can companies address vulnerabilities in the supply chain?