Agenda

The CyberSatGov Advisory Board, comprised of leading cybersecurity experts, has worked diligently to develop an agenda for both a Classified Day and an Unclassified Program that focuses on the vulnerable aspects of the satellite ecosystem and features content and speakers that can help you formulate solutions to protect your assets.

CLASSIFIED DAY

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Tuesday, November 1 (Separate ticket required)

The Aerospace Corporation Chantilly Campus (ACC) 
14745 Lee Road, Chantilly, VA 20151

The Classified Program sets CyberSatGov apart – nowhere else will you find more government and military participants working to identify threat vectors and formulate solutions to thwart next-generation attacks. The DoD, intelligence community, cybersecurity professionals, and satellite industry leaders will discuss advancements and challenges in assuring space system missions throughout the ever-increasing cyber-contested lifecycle.

Please note: To register for CyberSatGov’s Classified Day Program, you must possess a valid TS/SCI Clearance.

🕒 0730 – 0830Check-in and Networking Breakfast
🕒 0830 – 0845Opening Remarks
Jim Myers, Senior Vice President, Civil Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation
🕒 0845 – 0930Counterspace Cyber: The Invisible Front Line?
Allison McVey and Ken Zellmer, National Space Intelligence Center (NSIC)
🕒 0930 – 1015Spacecraft Cyber Vulnerabilities
Brandon Bailey, Senior Cybersecurity Project Leader, The Aerospace Corporation
🕒 1015 – 1045Networking Break
🕒 1045 – 1115Designed-in Cyber Resiliency for Satellite Software
Joseph ‘Dan’ Trujillo, Space Cyber Resiliency Lead DR-3, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
🕒 1115 – 12002026 and Changing the Cyber Culture To Get After the Threat
Colonel Jennifer Krolikowski, Chief Information Officer, Space Systems Command (SSC)
🕒 1200 – 1300Networking Lunch
🕒 1300 – 1345“The Room Where It Happens:” The Insider View of the KA-SAT Incident
Phil Mar, Chief Technical Officer, Government Systems Group, Viasat
🕒 1345 – 1430LEO Proliferation for the Warfighter: Risk AND Reward?
Dr. Frank Turner, Technical Director, Space Development Agency (SDA)
🕒 1430 – 1500Networking Break
🕒 1500 – 1545Security – In Space & On the Ground
Mauri Hampton, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
🕒 1545 – 1645Closing Q&A Panel – Ask the Experts
Colonel Jennifer Krolikowsi, Space Systems Command (SSC)
Frederick Kurtz, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
Phil Mar, Viasat
Dr. Frank Turner, Space Development Agency (SDA)
🕒 1645 – 1700Closing Remarks
Jim Myers, Senior Vice President, Civil Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation
🕒 1700 – 1900Evening Networking Reception | Sponsored by

UNCLASSIFIED PROGRAM

CyberSatGov is the only satellite security event in the world that successfully fuses satellite, space, cyber, and government to educate on threat vectors and deliver solutions to thwart next-generation attacks. We’re bringing the satellite community together with the government and military markets to have a comprehensive discussion about cybersecurity.

Wednesday, November 2

8:30 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 9:30 am
KeynoteThomas McDermott, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk and Resilience Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has seen space assets front and center of the conflict. Starlink has provided connectivity while Maxar has provided imagery that has beamed across households around the world. This panel delves into the lessons learned and the impact on the U.S. government's strategy in regards to satellite assets. How will the geopolitical situation evolve and what role will space assets play as government priorities change in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine? What enduring lessons or trends might emerge from this conflict?
ModeratorBob Gourley, Co-Founder and CTO, OODA LLC
PanelistVinit Duggal, VP Network Engineering & CISO, Intelsat
PanelistTodd Gossett, Vice President, Corporate Development, SES Government Solutions
PanelistAlex Kaczmarek, Executive Director, Network Infrastructure, Iridium Communications
PanelistSilvio Pappalardo, Chief Revenue Officer, QuintessenceLabs
10:30 am - 11:00 am
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11:00 am - 11:30 am
Receive critical intel from Jared Reece, Program Lead at Space Systems Command, on the evolving cyber landscape, and where we'll go next.
KeynoteJared Reece, Branch Chief, COMSATCOM Solutions Office, Space Systems Command
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Space is remarkable in many ways, one of which is the way it brings a sense of community and collaboration even when there are huge differences in nations and cultures. However, as a new 'Cold War' era is ushered upon us, space could become fair game. If the likes of Russia and China are more hostile in their response, what is the correct response from the U.S., NATO, and others? We talk about this and how the space environment could look in the near future.
ModeratorCrystal Lister, Global Intelligence, Entanglement Institute
PanelistGregory Falco, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
PanelistMelissa K. Griffith, Lecturer in Technology and National Security, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
PanelistDr. John Huth, Defense Intelligence Agency
PanelistSam Visner, Tech Fellow, MITRE
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
KeynoteRichard Buenneke, Senior Advisor, National Security Space Policy, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (AVC), US Department of State
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1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
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2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Commercial satellite companies have been increasingly involved in the Russia/Ukraine conflict. While Governments naturally want their own space assets, will we see a greater reliance on commercial assets in a conflict such as this? What are the dangers considering space assets could become 'fair game' for hostile nations to attack? This panel will explore how commercial satellite companies could provide secure, effective communications and imagery during times of conflict and uncertainty.
ModeratorMark Holmes, Editorial Director, Via Satellite
PanelistMatthew Erickson, Vice President of Solutions, SpiderOak Mission Systems
PanelistDaniel Gizinski, President, Comtech Satellite Network Technologies, Inc.
PanelistDavid Myers, President and CEO, UltiSat
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
In a panel featuring Space ISAC members and key U.S. government officials, we will discuss commercial entities ability to know the following: space assets positions, physical or cyber threats against their assets, and when supply chain risks are facing their space systems. Essentially, what they need to know to conduct risk management to their space systems. Where does the commercial sector go to get these resources? How about training?
ModeratorErin Miller, VP of Operations, Space ISAC
PanelistGabrielle Hedrick, Ph.D., Sr. Aerospace Engineer, MITRE
PanelistKimberly King, Ph.D., Sr. Engineer - Specialist, The Aerospace Corporation
PanelistChelsea Smethurst, Senior Security Strategist, Space & Connectivity Security Policy, Microsoft
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
In this closing panel, cyber experts will share their view of what the threat landscape could look like in 2023 as a result of dramatic events over the past year. From trends in ransomware and data theft to the attack on satellite assets in 2022 - what could be in the realm of possibilities when it comes to cyber attacks on satellites? We look at, for example, how an incident such as the NVIDIA/Samsung hack could have ramifications for satellite companies, what can be learned from it, and address possible supply chain vulnerabilities.
ModeratorErin Joe, SVP, Strategy and Alliances, Mandiant
PanelistAmy Chaput, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting
PanelistAng Cui, Founder & CEO, Red Balloon Security
PanelistShane Shook, Venture Partner, Forgepoint Capital
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, November 3

8:30 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 9:30 am
KeynoteRichard DalBello, Director, NOAA Office of Space Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Hear from a federal official on how the government views the changing dynamics of the relationship between branches of government and the commercial satellite industry. With the likes of NASA and NOAA looking to work more closely than ever before with the commercial satellite industry, we'll learn how government plans to use commercial capabilities alongside their existing architecture.
KeynoteDr. Jeremy Banik, Commercial Systems Program Office, Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office
10:00 am - 10:45 am
A number of events/competitions have taken place that have involved both the hacking community and the satellite industry - providing invaluable intel on where weak points are in satellite networks and how they can be exploited. As we go from the 'fake' world to the 'real' world, what are the key findings and what can satellite companies, particularly those that are looking to do government business, take from these competitions to implement into their strategy. This session goes beyond the competition results to discuss the latest hacking techniques and what the satellite industry must do to counter them.
PanelistCapt. Kevin Bernert, Hack-A-Sat Program Manager, U.S. Space Force
PanelistSteve Luczynski, Chairman, Aerospace Village
PanelistAaron Myrick, Project Leader, Aerospace
10:45 am - 11:15 am
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11:15 am - 11:45 am
Cybersecurity matrices have become an industry standard approach for providing a knowledge base of adversary behaviors and serve as a taxonomy for adversarial actions across the attack lifecycle. The Aerospace Corporation created the Space Attack Research and Tactic Analysis (SPARTA) matrix to address the information and communication barriers that hinder the identification and sharing of space-cyber Tactic, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP). SPARTA is intended to provide unclassified information to space professionals about how spacecraft may be compromised via cyber means. The matrix defines and categorizes commonly identified activities that contribute to spacecraft compromises.
PresenterBrandon Bailey, Cybersecurity Sr. Project Leader, Aerospace
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
When it comes to expectations for cybersecurity, there are continually new regulations for satellite companies. In this panel, we assess the latest compliance issues, standards, and regulations, including what they mean for companies in our community, and how organizations can maximize their opportunities with the U.S. DoD. As the satellite industry talks CMMC 2.0 and IA-PRE, stakeholders from across the industry will discuss what is needed to create a more efficient regulatory structure for satellite companies moving forward.
ModeratorVince Walisko, Chief Operating Officer, Optimal Satcom
PanelistScott Edwards, President, Summit 7 Systems, Inc.
PanelistKeith Frederick, CISO, Viasat
PanelistJared Reece, Branch Chief, COMSATCOM Solutions Office, Space Systems Command
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KeynoteColonel John P. Smail, Senior Cyber Officer, U.S. Space Force
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
In this new 'Cold War' era, space companies will be moving to a more 'Zero Trust' approach to security. Satellite networks are complex with assets on the ground and in space, and can easily be targeted more in light of recent geopolitical events. What does a 'Zero Trust' approach mean to the space sector? What could drive this to become an even bigger issue for our community over the next year or so?
ModeratorCamille Singleton, Manager, IBM X-Force Cyber Range Tech Team, IBM
PanelistEric Blankenhorn, Software Engineer, wolfSSL
PanelistCharles DeBeck, Program Manager, Google Cloud, Google
PanelistSteven Kapinos, VP, Cognitive Cyber, Innovation and Capabilities Office (ICO), ManTech International Corporation