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: Cyber Security Threats to the Industry: Jim Butler, U.S. NAVY

    1130 - 1200: Small Satellite Cyber Challenges: Paul Oppenheimer, Space Dynamics Laboratory


    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: Shayn Hawthorne, AWS

    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. 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM


  2. 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM

    Opening Keynote

  3. 9:40 AM – 10:30 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. 

  4. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Networking Break

  5. 11:00 AM – 12:00 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. 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Lunch and Keynote

  7. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    Consecutive Workshops

  8. 1:30 PM – 2:30 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 /
  9. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    Workshop 2: Cybersecurity and the Impact on the Space Industry

    What can be done to alter space and ground threats? Here, we look specifically at these threats the space industry might encounter and question them in an interactive way. 

    • Workshop Leader: Crystal Lister Co-Founder GPSG Cyber and Senior Director, Insider & Cyber Threats / Global Professional Services Group (GPSG) /
  10. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    Day 1 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.

  11. 2:30 PM – 3:10 PM

    Inside the Mind of a Hacker: How I Would Hack your Satellite

    In this presentation, a hacker explains where they think the weak points are in your network and how they would go about causing disruption. You will learn how to identify and strengthen the weak points are in your network, and how the mind of a hacker works when looking to target your infrastructure. 

  12. 3:10 PM – 3:45 PM

    Networking Break

  13. 3:45 PM – 4:45 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. 

    • Ron Bushar Vice President and CTO-Government Solutions / Fireeye /
  14. 4:45 PM – 5:15 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.

    • Graham Wright Senior Vice President Security and Cyber / Inmarsat Global, Ltd. /
  15. 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM


Friday | November 8

  1. 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM


  2. 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM

    Opening Keynote

    • Terry Halvorsen CIO and EVP IT & Mobile Communication B2G Business / Samsung Electronics /
  3. 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM

    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. /
  4. 10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

    Networking Break

  5. 11:10 AM – 11:40 AM

    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.

    • Panelist: Kristie Pfosi Senior Manager, Automotive Cyber Security / Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America /
  6. 11:45 AM – 12:15 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.

  7. 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

    Awards Lunch

  8. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    Consecutive Workshops

  9. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    Workshop 1: 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 /
  10. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    Workshop 2: Cyber War Game Scenario and Simulation (Available to C-Suite of Satellite Companies)

    • Workshop Leader: James Turgal Managing Director, Cyber Risk Services / Deloitte & Touche /
  11. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    Workshop 3: Facing Down the Cyber Threat (Repeated from Day One)

    Here, 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. 

  12. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    Workshop 4: Spending your Cybersecurity Budget– Getting Bang for your Buck (Repeated from Day One)

    In this session, we roleplay working for a satellite/space company with a specific budget to spend on cybersecurity measures. The aim is to think about which cybersecurity measures to put in place while keeping your budget in mind.

  13. 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

    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.

  14. 3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

    Final Viewpoint