Classified Day: Nov. 6, 2019, hosted by The Aerospace Corporation
Summit: November 7-8, 2019

Hyatt Regency Reston | Reston, VA


Wednesday | November 6

  1. 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Classified Day – The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly, VA

    At CyberSat 2019 classified day, DoD, Intelligence Community, Civil Space and industry leaders will discuss the revolutionary and disruptive technology being used in assuring the security of space systems throughout the changing composition of the cyber-contested lifecycle.

    Attendees will be updated on the ground and space cyber landscape through presentations from senior intel analysts and those developing and deploying technologies to enhance architectural resiliency against emerging cyber threats.

    Morning Session - TS//SCI Session

    0730 - 0825: Check-in and Networking Breakfast

    0825 – 0830: Opening Remarks: Ed Swallow, The Aerospace Corporation

    0830 – 0900: Keynote: TBD

    0900 - 0930: Intel Community Update: Janeen Forrest, NASIC

    0930 – 1000: NRO Cyber Defense Enhancement Initiative: Bradley Stepp, NRO

    1000 – 1030: Networking Break

    1030 – 1100: Impetus and Policy Considerations for NASA’s Encrypted Communications Directive: Ray Taylor, NASA

    1100 – 1130: Small Satellite Cyber Challenges: Paul Oppenheimer, Space Dynamics Laboratory

    1130 - 1200: Keynote: Unleashing Cyber Capabilities – Current state of affairs in the era of Great Power Competition, Maj. Gen. Ed Wilson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy

    1200 - 1300: Lunch


    Afternoon Session - S//NF Session

    1300 - 1310: Session Intro

    1315 - 1345: Keynote: David Luber, USCYBERCOMM

    1345 - 1415: Blackjack: Paul “Rusty” Thomas, DARPA

    1415 - 1445: Practical Strategies for Delivering Uncompromised Supply Chain: Robert Metzger, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell

    1445 - 1515: Networking Break

    1515 - 1545: Using the Cloud to Download, Process, Store, Analyze, and Act Upon Satellite Data Quicker with Substantial Cost Savings: Shayn Hawthorne, AWS Ground Station

    1545 - 1615: Space ISAC Update: Frank Backes, Chairman of the Board

    1615 - 1645: Technical Details and Implementation Approaches for Encrypted Communications at NASA: Joshua Krage, NASA

    1645 - 1700: Closing Remarks: Dave Miller, The Aerospace Corporation

    1700 - 1900: Reception

Thursday | November 7

  1. 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM


  2. 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

    Opening Keynote

  3. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    The Threat Landscape to Satellites 2020

    At CyberSat 2018, cyber influencer Dave DeWalt said that satellites were his biggest concern of being the victim of a major cyber incident. It is merely a matter of time before there is a high profile attack on satellites that will make major headlines. In this session, we examine the emerging threat landscape as we head into 2020 and talk about the cyber specific threats that could be made against satellites and ground infrastructure. 

    • Panelist: Mari Spina Principle Cybersecurity Engineer / MITRE Corporation /
    • Panelist: Jane Melia VP Strategic Business Development / QuintessenceLabs /
    • Panelist: Andrew D'Uva President / Providence Access Company /
    • Moderator: Bob Gourley Co-Founder and CTO / OODA LLC /
  4. 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Networking Break

  5. 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Coming to Satellite Infrastructure Near You

    There is no doubt we are in the era of artificial intelligence, and moving forward, we will see AI become a part of industrial espionage. However, how does this relate specifically to the satellite industry? AI and ML can be used for and against the satellite industry. Here, we assess the who, how, and why, alongside the cyber security risks as we usher in the AI era. How could AI and ML be used to target satellites and space based infrastructure? How can your company prepare for such scenarios?

  6. 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

    Lunch and Keynote: NASA’s Approach to Protecting Satellites

    NASA’s day-to-day mission depends on the agency’s infrastructure. A disruption to its systems and networks can have significant and even catastrophic consequences for our nation. NASA CIO, Renee Wynn has an astronomical responsibility in managing new and legacy system that control a large amounts of data across its programs. So protecting that data is paramount! Join us for her keynote address as she discusses NASA’s use of satellites, how the agency guards data in space, and manages daily cyber threats.

  7. 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Dessert Break with Exhibitors

  8. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Consecutive Workshops

  9. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Workshop 1: Facing Down the Cyber Threat

    In this interactive session, we take a look at the threats against satellite and space based assets. This session will enable you to understand, prepare for, and deal with the threats in real time. 

    • Workshop Leader: James Turgal Managing Director, Cyber Risk Services / Deloitte & Touche /
  10. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Workshop 2: Satellite System Cyber Attack: Prepare for the Worst to Plan for the Best

    A cyber attack can impact enterprise mission, productivity, and your team’s credibility. Attendees will gain understanding of the value of cyber incident response planning specific to satellite from IT and OT perspectives. In this interactive workshop, you will respond to a simulated cyber incident with relevance to a satellite system. Attendees will be divided into two teams and must work together to make decisions under time constraints that will impact the scenario’s outcome. This session seeks to increase attendee awareness of cyber incident response best practices and real-world lessons learned. This workshop is useful for senior leadership, C-suite, and other enterprise risk, security, and technology decision makers.

    • Co-Presenter: Bonnie Stith Cyber Security and Executive Leadership Consulting / Stith Associates /
    • Workshop Leader: Crystal Lister Co-Founder GPSG Cyber and Senior Director, Insider & Cyber Threats / Global Professional Services Group (GPSG) /
  11. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Workshop 3: Air-gap. Is it a Silver Bullet?

    In this workshop, we will discuss the safety of relying on an air gap to protect important networks. Participants will see an air gapped network get hacked in real time.

  12. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Workshop 4: Learning from Failure – Applying Other Industry Catastrophes to the Space Industry

    In this workshop, we dissect a number of different public cybersecurity failures from other industries and discuss how things could have been done better. This session is highly beneficial to any of those in the satellite industry who want to see the warning signs ahead of time and take a very proactive approach.

    • Workshop Leader: Andy Davis Transport Assurance Practice Director / NCC Group /
  13. 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM

    Session TBD

    • Presenter: Jaisha Wray Director for International Cyber Policy / National Security Council /
  14. 3:20 PM – 3:45 PM

    Session TBD

  15. 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

    Networking Break

  16. 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    The US Government and Defense Market: Protecting Assets via Satellite

    The US government is becoming more reliant than ever on satellite assets, thus increasing the importance of protecting satellites from an attack. First, we set the scene and look at how the commercial satellite industry is working with the government, and examine how lucrative this market could become. Second, we look at the stringent demands government will place on satellite companies and discuss what satellite companies need to do to remain a strong partner for the government going forward. 

    • Moderator: Josh Hartman Venture Advisor / The Flying Object /
    • Panelist: Harrison Caudill Founder / Orbital Security Alliance /
    • Panelist: Captain Charles Bolen Space Control Experimentation Lead, Advanced Technology Branch / United States Air Force /
    • Panelist: Ron Bushar Vice President and CTO-Government Solutions / Fireeye /
  17. 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    Satellite CISO Viewpoint: How my Job is Changing?

    In this individual presentation, you’ll hear from a CISO involved in the satellite community discuss how their company views the cyber threat, how things have changed over the last year, and what is keeping them up at night.

    • Presenter: Graham Wright Senior Vice President Security and Cyber / Inmarsat Global, Ltd. /
  18. 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM


Friday | November 8

  1. 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM


  2. 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

    Opening Keynote

    • Keynote: Terry Halvorsen CIO and EVP IT & Mobile Communication B2G Business / Samsung Electronics /
  3. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    New Age of LEO Satellites: Assessing the Vulnerabilities

    We are approaching a time when hundreds and thousands of LEO satellites are going to be launched. Are they more or less secure than traditional GEO satellites that have permeated the satellite landscape for years? In this session, we explore the LEO landscape, and how the influx of all of these satellites could lead to increased cyber concerns.

    • Moderator: Mark Holmes Editorial Director, Aerospace / Via Satellite /
    • Panelist: Chris Brine-Howe Group CISO & DPO / OneWeb /
    • Panelist: Dennis Brewer ‎Segment Engineering Technical Authority - Operations Critical Telecommunications / BP Upstream /
  4. 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Networking Break

  5. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

    Moving Beyond Cyber for Satellite Security: What is the Emerging Threat?

    There are many ways to cause disruption and damage within a satellite network, so what other threats exist beyond cyber? Here, we talk about the likely threats to space and ground based infrastructures, and ways satellite companies can best deal with these emerging security threats. 

    • Panelist: Pete Dowdy Senior Director, Information Security / Envistacom /
    • Panelist: David Myers President, Communications Sector / Peraton /
    • Panelist: Jamie Barnett Senior Vice President, Government Services / RigNet, Inc. /
  6. 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    The Game Changer Award Luncheon

  7. 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Dessert Break with Exhibitors

  8. 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    Connected Car: A Security Viewpoint

    The Connected Car market has long been one that has seen to be a target for the satellite market, although progress remains somewhat slow. However, as cars becoming increasingly more ‘complex’ networks, in the future, they are likely to mix all kinds of connectivity. In this presentation, we have a security professional examine the threat to these networks.

    • Presenter: Kristie Pfosi Senior Manager, Automotive Cyber Security / Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America /
  9. 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

    The Cruise Sector: Buying More Satellite Capacity but Needing to be Safe

    Carnival Cruises buys a lot of satellite capacity. It is one of the leaders in the cruise sector when it comes to using connectivity to boost the customer experience. However, as it buys more and more capacity, it needs to ensure its networks at sea remain robust. As a landmark customer of satellite capacity, its thoughts on security are increasingly important.

  10. 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

    DOD Perspective

    It is clear that cybersecurity concerns will be front and center for the US DoD going forward. The Department is looking to change the way it regulates cybersecurity among the key technology and industrial companies it works with. The ‘Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification’ (CMMC) is a major new initiative in terms of cybersecurity certification and standards.This will have a direct impact for companies in the satellite sector. Here, we talk about the shifting landscape and why these new demands/regulations make sense for the sector.

    • Presenter: Katie Arrington Special Assistant for Cyber / Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition /