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CyberLEO | Agenda

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 10 (Separate ticket required)

CyberLEO’s Classified Day program brings together the DoD, intelligence community, and industry leaders to discuss emerging risks to proliferated LEO satellite constellations. Invited speakers will share TS/SCI level presentations on current threat analysis and how to build resiliency to the ecosystem. Attendees will be updated on the space cyber landscape through presentations from senior intel analysts, cybersecurity experts, and those developing and deploying technologies to enhance architectural resiliency against emerging cyber threats.

Please note: TS/SCI Clearance is required to attend CyberLEO’s Classified Day.

Wednesday, May 10th | Classified Day Agenda

🕒 0730 – 0845Check-in and Networking Breakfast
🕒 0845 – 0900Opening Remarks by The Aerospace Corporation
🕒 0900 – 0930Cyber Counterspace: A Year in Review
Kenneth Zellmer, Senior Analyst, National Space Intelligence Center (NSIC)
🕒 0930 – 1000Space Crypto for the 21st Century
James Faria, Director, Advanced Cryptographic Capabilities Department, The Aerospace Corporation
🕒 1000 – 1030Networking Break
🕒 1030 – 1100                       Bricking a Satellite with its Own APIs
Matt Young, Engineer, Cyber, Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL)
🕒 1100 – 1200NRO Space Cyber Overview: Building Trusted Networks
Johnathon Martin, Lead Cyber Architect, Office of the Chief Architect, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
🕒 1200 – 1300Networking Lunch
🕒 1300 – 1400Cybersecurity Space Mission Assurance Experiments (Cyber-SMAX) Overview – Defense in Depth for On Orbit Security Capabilities
Dr. Andrew Adams, Mission Resilience and Protection Program (MRPP), GSFC Lead, NASA
Johnathon Martin, Lead Cyber Architect, Office of the Chief Architect, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
🕒 1400 – 1500Cyber SMAX Deep Dive – Red Informing Blue: Aggressor Experiments on the Space Vehicle
Brandon Bailey, Sr. Cybersecurity Project Leader, The Aerospace Corporation
Henry Reed, Vulnerability Research and Weaponization, The Aerospace Corporation
John Thebarge, Cyber Officer, U.S. Air Force
🕒 1500 – 1530Networking Break
🕒 1530 – 1600Commercial Provider Integration:  Cyber Security From the Start
Josh Powell, Commercial Systems Program Office Chief Engineer, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
🕒 1600 – 1645Kill Chains and Global SDA Monitoring
Barbara Golf, USSF, HQE, SSC Strategic Advisor for SDA
🕒 1645 – 1700Closing Remarks by The Aerospace Corporation
🕒 1700 – 1900Networking Reception | Sponsored by


In an increasingly digital world, cyber-attacks on satellites face the possibility of becoming a more common occurrence. With an estimated 100,000 small satellites in orbit by 2030, industry experts fear a single attack could cripple critical infrastructure if cybersecurity isn’t a priority now. 

CyberLEO’s Unclassified Program will bring you discussions, updates, briefings, and lessons learned stemming from real-world experiences that will make an immediate impact on your cybersecurity strategy, and brings together industry and government leaders to discuss open source software vulnerabilities, network segmentation, ransomware, end-to-end product security, data provenance and more.

Thursday, May 11

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Sponsored by:
9:00 am - 9:30 am
SpeakerGreg Wyler, Founder, Chairman & CEO, E-space
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Traditional trust architectures prevent us from fully realizing the potential of the rapidly growing space domain. Instead of monolithic systems performing single functions, the future space domain will be comprised of heterogenous systems of satellites and services from both commercial and government that will need to work together. In this talk, we’ll discuss possibilities for novel trust architectures to enable this new paradigm and how government can better work with commercial to achieve it.

SpeakerGregory Kuperman, Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office, DARPA
10:00 am - 10:45 am

In the opening keynotes, we will talk about the changing security environment in light of the attacks on satellite infrastructure last year, how emerging space companies can look to work with governments and others, and the ever growing importance of security, given the changing dynamics in this area. LEO brings more satellites, and in many ways could be the future of the industry. Our keynotes will rejoin the stage alongside industry professionals to talk about how this new breed of space company, and companies without decades of heritage, can work with government agencies to show they can provide the levels of security needed going forward.

ModeratorMark Holmes, Senior Editorial Director, Via Satellite
SpeakerAng Cui, Founder & CEO, Red Balloon Security
SpeakerGregory Kuperman, Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office, DARPA
SpeakerRob Powell, CISSP / CISM, Senior Advisor - Cybersecurity, NASA
SpeakerGreg Wyler, Founder, Chairman & CEO, E-space
10:45 am - 11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

2022 proved to be an eventful year, especially for the satellite industry. Satellites were front and center in Ukraine, with Viasat on the frontline and Starlink playing a key role in keeping Ukraine connected. This put the security of satellites in the spotlight. How did the events in 2022 shape the way LEO operators are approaching cybersecurity in 2023? What did we learn from what happened in Ukraine that we can apply today?

ModeratorBrooke Stokes, Partner, McKinsey & Company
SpeakerAkeeno Mitchell, Director, Space-Based System Architecture, Telesat
SpeakerJJ Shaw, Chief Commercial Officer, OneWeb Technologies
SpeakerMr. Ronald van der Breggen, CCO, Rivada Space Networks
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
SpeakerIranga Kahangama, Assistant Secretary for Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk, and Resilience, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Sponsored by:
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

We are heading into an era of thousands to tens of thousands of satellites, and there will be more links than ever between satellites. What must the industry do to secure these links going forward? What challenges does the industry face as they work to secure those links?

ModeratorAhsun Murad, CEO and President, Optimal Satcom
SpeakerMatthew Erickson, Vice President of Solutions, SpiderOak
SpeakerTina Ghataore, Chief Commercial Officer, Mynaric
SpeakerRob Rainhart, Senior Vice President Engineering, HawkEye 360
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Apple’s deal with Globalstar, Starlink’s deal with T-Mobile. Game-changing deals are being made between the satellite industry and handset manufacturers/telcos and progressing collaboration between satellite and terrestrial telco. However, these deals create a ripe environment for bad actors to attack these networks. What are the security implications of these recent “game-changer” deals? How can the satellite industry capitalize on this exciting new market while mitigating threats?

ModeratorMark Holmes, Senior Editorial Director, Via Satellite
SpeakerTim Farrar, President, TMF Associates
SpeakerDaniel Gizinski, CSO, Defense, Comtech
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

What are the unique requirements for cybersecurity in space? How do you deal with issues such as compliance and privacy in space? What does the ‘Zero Trust’ environment in LEO really mean? A panel of experts will explore these questions and give practical tips on building an effective Zero Trust architecture.

ModeratorErin Miller, Executive Director, Space ISAC
SpeakerGabrielle Hedrick, Ph.D., Sr. Aerospace Engineer, MITRE
SpeakerDave Pearah, CEO, SpiderOak
SpeakerMarcus Tallhamn, Principal Software Architect, Spire Global
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday, May 12

8:30 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 9:30 am

Speed. Delivery. Agility. Recognized as the Department of Defense's constructive disruptor for space acquisition, the Space Development Agency (SDA) will quickly deliver needed space-based capabilities to the joint warfighter to support terrestrial missions through development, fielding, and operation of the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture

SpeakerLieutenant Colonel Tim Trimailo, Program Manager, Space Development Agency (SDA) Tracking Cell, U.S. Space Force
9:30 am - 10:00 am

We’ve all heard the saying, “it takes a village…” While we typically apply this to child rearing, it also applies to battling cyber criminals.  When identifying, hunting, and eradicating threat actors,  knowledge truly is power. Time and again we have seen that we win when we work together and improve the speed and clarity of our communications. 

Chris Scott has been on the front lines of the cyber battlefield for more than 25 years. He will share the lessons he has learned along the way from responding to incidents, preparing defenses for emerging threats, and devising better ways to use technology to accelerate detection and response for organizations.

SpeakerChris Scott, Managing Partner, Palo Alto Networks
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Our keynotes will join industry experts on the stage to talk about the development of a multi-path, multi-orbit system of systems involving LEO satellites. What are the implications of building such a system and how close we are to a move away from being beholden to one technology? It represents a significant cultural shift from what we have seen before. Is it worth the risk?

ModeratorBrooke Stokes, Partner, McKinsey & Company
SpeakerPhil Mar, VP & CTO, Government Systems Group, Viasat
SpeakerChris Scott, Managing Partner, Palo Alto Networks
SpeakerLieutenant Colonel Tim Trimailo, Program Manager, Space Development Agency (SDA) Tracking Cell, U.S. Space Force
10:45 am - 11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

There will be more satellite terminals than ever before, and in turn, more entry points into a system than we have ever seen. The building of these terminals will take place more rapidly and flood the market. How is the technology in these terminals progressing? Will satellite networks become more vulnerable?

ModeratorMark Holmes, Senior Editorial Director, Via Satellite
SpeakerRajeev Gopal, Vice President, Advanced Programs, Government & Defense Division, Hughes an EchoStar Company
SpeakerWilliam Milroy, Chairman and CTO, ThinKom Solutions, Inc.
SpeakerRobert Potter, Head of Development, Land Gateways, Cobham Satcom
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
SpeakerMark Land, Deputy Director, Office of Contracts, National Reconnaissance Office
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Satellite networks being attacked is a phenomenon that is here to stay, emphasized by the Viasat breach last year. When an attack happens, the adrenaline is running high, decisions have to be made as quickly as they come up and every step you take is a crucial one. In times of a crisis, how do you manage the situation? This panel of crisis management experts walk through an effective ‘cyber crisis management’ approach and what satellite companies can do if the sky starts to fall.

ModeratorDr. Gregory Falco, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
SpeakerErik Rasmussen, Global Head of Cybersecurity and Risk Management, Grobstein Teeple, LLP
SpeakerMike Silverman, Senior Cybersecurity Consultant - X-Force Incident Response, Cyber Crisis Management, IBM
SpeakerArun Viswanathan, Cyber Security Researcher, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)