Welcome to CyberSat 2024, where we’re amplifying our commitment to staying at the forefront of the rapidly evolving landscape of cybersecurity in space. Our program is undergoing dynamic expansion with the introduction of two concurrent tracks: one dedicated to our longstanding focus on Space Infrastructure, and a brand-new technical track centered around Space Data and Technology. As we navigate these exciting changes, please note that session details and schedules may be subject to change to ensure we deliver the most relevant and impactful content.

Returning with an extended 1.5-day format, CyberSat’s Classified Program offers government and industry a secure forum for important space cybersecurity discussions. We’re also excited to introduce the Space ISAC Crisis Simulation Tabletop Exercise, a limited attendance event designed to enhance the incident response skills of the global space community.

Join cybersecurity experts, satellite service providers, industry leaders, innovators and engineers, federal intelligence agencies, and the DoD for three interactive days of discussions, workshops, and disruptive technologies in both Classified and Unclassified settings.

Space Infrastructure Track Agenda

Continuing CyberSat’s legacy focus on the satellite communications ecosystem and space architecture, this track addresses the broader landscape of space systems and their cyber resilience. Attendees will participate in discussions on policy and standards, emerging cyber threats, and how to build in resiliency, among other key topics. 

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM | Networking Breakfast/Check-In

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8:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Opening Keynote Presentation (All CyberSat Attendees)
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM | Cyber Space Law: Challenges and Opportunities to Protect Satellite Data
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM | Satellites Under Siege: Future Threats and Defense Strategies
10:50 AM – 11:30 AM | Networking Break
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM | Unified in Orbit: The Next Phase of the U.S. Government’s Relationship With the Commercial Satellite Industry
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM | Lunch and Keynote Presentation (All CyberSat Attendees)

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1:30 PM – 2:00 PM | Networking & Dessert Break
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Cybersecurity Pitfalls for the Space Segment
2:45 PM – 3:35 PM | Enhancing Security in Multi-Orbit Satellite Networks
3:35 PM – 4:00 PM | Networking Break
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM | Standards and Frameworks: Latest Changes Demystified
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Keynote Presentation (All CyberSat Attendees)
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM | CyberSat ’24 Evening Reception

Sponsored by
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM | Networking Breakfast/Check-In
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Opening Keynote Presentation (All CyberSat Attendees)
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM | The Enemy Gets a Vote
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM | Quantum and Space: The Next Big Thing
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM | Networking Break
11:15 AM – 12:05 PM | The Role of AI and Machine Learning in Space Cybersecurity
12:05 PM – 1:15 PM | Lunch and Keynote Presentation (All CyberSat Attendees)

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1:15 PM – 1:45 PM | Networking & Dessert Break, Unclassified Program Adjourns

Classified Program attendees should arrange travel to The Aerospace Corporation in Chantilly, VA.
2:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Classified Program Sessions & Evening Reception at The Aerospace Corporation

Following Tuesday’s events, CyberSat’s Classified Sessions will continue on Wednesday, November 20, from 8:30 AM – 5:15 PM.

A separate ticket is required for the Classified Program. Attendees must hold an active TS/SCI clearance and all participants must receive confirmation of successful processing of their Visit Authorization Request (VAR).

On Monday and Tuesday, exploring the intricacies of securing space data and leveraging cutting-edge technologies. This track will offer concrete, actionable takeaways focused on ensuring the integrity and reliability of data within the space ecosystem. Engineers, data-focused professionals and those involved on the front lines of cybersecurity will experience laser-focused sessions delving into topics such as:

  • Covert Control: Unveiling Vulnerabilities in Tracking, Telemetry, and Control (TT&C) to Cyber Attacks
  • Leveraging AI to Ensure Resilient Space Services
  • Deep Learning for Zero Trust Space System Architectures
  • Link-Level Security Does Not Ensure Your Are Secure

Join us on Tuesday, November 19, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM for Space ISAC’s Crisis Simulation Tabletop Exercise. This limited attendance event, hosted by the Space ISAC, provides an opportunity to navigate through a simulated space-based crisis scenario. The objective of this exercise is to provide participants with an experience in incident response while managing the geopolitical dynamics, increased economic investment and growth interest, and cyber and physical threats to space systems.

More information, including the ability to register for this limited attendance tabletop exercise, coming soon.

About Space ISAC – Collaborating to Protect Our Space Assets

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; to disseminate timely and actionable information among member entities; and to serve as the primary communications channel for the sector with respect to this information.

Space ISAC is the only all-threats security information source for the public and private space sector. It will be the most comprehensive, single point source for data, facts and analysis on space security and threats to space assets. Space ISAC will also provide analysis and resources to support response, mitigation and resilience initiatives.

Tuesday, Nov. 19 – Wednesday, Nov. 20 (Separate ticket required)

Elevate your security posture with knowledge reserved for those with proper clearance. Nowhere else will you find more government, military and industry participants working to identify threat vectors and formulate solutions to thwart next-generation attacks. The DoD, intelligence community, cybersecurity professionals, and satellite industry leaders come together to discuss advancements and challenges in ensuring the success of space system missions amidst the relentless expansion of the cyber-contested lifecycle. A valid TS/SCI clearance is required to register and attend CyberSat’s Classified Program.

Classified Program | Day 1:
Classified sessions will begin at The Aerospace Corporation’s SCIF in Chantilly, VA, at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, November 19 and run through 5:15 PM. Immediately following these opening sessions, participants are invited to join us for an evening reception.

Classified Program | Day 2:
Classified sessions resume at The Aerospace Corporation’s SCIF in Chantilly, VA, at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, November 20 and run through 5:15 PM. A full schedule of sessions alongside check-in details is forthcoming.

Past Classified Program speakers have included representatives from:

  • U.S. Space Force
  • National Reconnaissance Office
  • Space Systems Command
  • Space Development Agency
  • National Security Agency
  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • National Space Intelligence Center
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Space Dynamics Laboratory
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • Viasat, Inc.