Wednesday | November 14

  1. 7:45 AM – 5:00 PM


    At CyberSat 2018 classified day, DoD, Intelligence Community, and industry leaders will discuss advancements and challenges in assuring space system missions throughout the ever-increasingly cyber-contested lifecycle. 

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


    Session – TS/SCI 

    7:45-8:20 AM: Check-in and Continental Breakfast

    8:20-8:30 AM: Session Kickoff, Level Setting: Cal Roman, AFRL

    8:30-8:55 AM: Counterspace Cyber Intel Update: Mike Pistone, NASIC

    8:55-9:20 AM: Cyber Wargaming: OUSD (A&S): Dr. Mark Lukens, OUSD(A&S)

    9:20-9:45 AM: Malware Analysis and Considerations for Space: Dr. Chad Arnold, NASIC

    9:45-10:10 AM: Networking Break

    10:10-10:35 AM: Space System Hacking: Maj Tristan Fries, 177th Information Aggressor Squadron 

    10:35-11:00 AM: Evolution of an Advanced Persistent Threat to U.S. Programs: Kristen Lane, FBI

    11:00-11:25 AM: Space & Missile Systems Center Space Cyber Review: 1Lt Aaron Bolen and A.J. Ruiz, SMC/SY

    11:25-11:50 AM: Space Threat Assessment Cell (STAC): Johnathan Martin

    11:50-12:00 PM: TS/SCI Session Wrap-up: Sam Visner, MITRE

    12:00-1:00 PM: Lunch


    Session – SECRET

    1:00-1:05 PM: Session Kickoff, Level Setting, and Intro: Cal Roman, AFRL

    1:05-1:45 PM: Keynote: Mr. John Garstka, Director, Cyber, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment

    1:45-2:10 PM: Enterprise Ground Services (EGS) Cybersecurity: Carl Rodio, MITRE

    2:10-2:35 PM: AFRL Space Cyber Resiliency Research Portfolio: Robert Vick, AFRL

    2:35-3:00 PM: Networking Break

    3:00-3:20 PM: Space Defense Taks Force, Space Cyber Security: Maj Brian Viola, SDTF

    3:20-5:00 PM: DoD Space

    Industry Panel – Space System Cyber Security:

       Frank Holloway, Boeing Phantom Works, Advanced Space Programs

       Chris Patrick, Nothrop Grumman Corp, Advanced Cyber Solutions

       Jeff Stratton, Lockheed Martin Corp, Military Space Systems

       David Wilson, Orbital ATK

       John Kenworthy, Ball Aerospace

       Ken Heffner, Honeywell Aerospace

       Fred Gaudlip, RT Logic

    5:00-7:00 PM: Reception

    In order to attend the CyberSat Summit Classified Day at MITRE on November 14, you must provide your proof of clearance to MITRE no later than October 31, 2018. Please click here for directions. As a reminder, the morning session (8 a.m. – Noon) is a SCI session and will be held at a TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN level

    and the afternoon (1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) is a collateral session and will be

    held at a SECRET//NOFORN level.

  2. 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    EC-Council: Ethical Hacking Workshop

    EC-Council’s STORM Mobile Security Toolkit; Ethical Hacking Workshop

    The Storm Mobile Security Toolkit is a fully-loaded pentest platform which comes equipped with a customized distro of Kali loaded onto a portable Raspberry Pi-based touchscreen device. The course includes: e-Book, Certificate of Attendance (.pdf), STORM device, keyboard, carry case, STORM T-shirt and STORM Sticker.

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm Ethical Hacking Workshop

    For complete details or to register, click here.

    For complete details or to register, please contact your Training Concierge; or (505) 922-2894 and Jessica will help you get set up with a seat in the workshop as well as a ticket to the 2018 CyberSat Summit!

  3. 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Pre-Conference Reception

Thursday | November 15

  1. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


  2. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Opening Keynote

    • Grant Schneider Federal Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Management and Budget Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy / National Security Council /
  3. 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

    Cyber Influencer Discussion

    To kick off CyberSat 2018, Bob Gourley, Founder and CTO, Crucial Point LLC will host a fireside chat with one of the most prominent influencers in the world of Cybersecurity, Dave DeWalt. DeWalt is a 30 year veteran in the cybersecurity arena, and has previously been the CEO of companies like Fireeye and McAfee and has even spoken at the World Economic Forum. He is the very definition of an ‘influencer’ within Cybersecurity. In this fireside chat, he will use that experience to talk about how the satellite industry can counter the cyber threat and the unique threats this industry faces to keep their assets on the ground, and in space secure.

  4. 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

    The Cyber Threat 2019: The Threat Landscape and How it is Evolving

    Cyber threats to satellites are real and they exist. In this panel to kick-off CyberSat 2018, we examine the latest in terms of threats, what we have seen in 2018, what could happen in 2019, and how this will impact the satellite sector and end-users of the technology going forward. This panel will examining where the threats are coming from, how satellite companies could be targeted and how they can prepare for an increasingly complex cyber future.

    • Mark Holmes Group Content Director, The SATELLITE Group / Access Intelligence /
    • Howard Marshall Director of Cyber Threat Intelligence / Accenture Security /
    • Dennis Brewer ‎Segment Engineering Technical Authority - Operations Critical Telecommunications / BP Upstream /
    • Bob Gourley Co-Founder and CTO / OODA LLC /
  5. 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

    Coffee Break

  6. 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

    Satellite Eco-System: Guarding the Perimeter

    Satellite networks are becoming even more complex. However, with assets on the ground and assets in the sky, there are multiple entry points for hackers to get into these systems. In a recent interview with Via Satellite, KPN CISO Jaya Baloo spoke about the vulnerabilities at the ground station and how this could be a weakness in the networks. Similarly, networks with COTS equipment could also be vulnerable. Here, we talk to satellite companies about their plans in investing in equipment, and keeping all assets secure.

  7. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Lunch and a Live Hack!

    In this innovative presentation, Munro plans to carry out some live hacking demonstrations against satellite terminal equipment, showing how poor security practice can expose the users systems to compromise. Munro will also look briefly at the security of satellites themselves. With very similar security issues found in smart consumer electronic devices, Munro will also demo some entertaining, surprising hacks of everyday devices in your home too. He may even show how Amazon Echo and your smart TV can be used to hijack your house.

  8. 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Dessert Break with Exhibitors

  9. 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

    Next Generation Satellite Cybersecurity: Software Defined Satellites, SmallSats, and How Cyber Plays Into This

    Representatives of cybersecurity organizations will talk about new systems or services to address cybersecurity issues associated with small-sats, software defined satellites, hosted payloads and other aspects of the emerging environment. With satellites becoming more flexible, more technical and more creative in terms of their coverage, we look at how these satellites could be targeted and how operators of these satellites need to invest to keep them secure.

    • Ron Clifton President and Founder / CliftonGroup International /
    • Justin Fier Director of Cyber Intelligence & Analytics / Darktrace /
    • Ken Heffner Senior Fellow / Honeywell Aerospace /
    • John Grimm Senior Director of IoT Security Strategy / THALES E-SECURITY /
  10. 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

    Interconnectedness In the 21st Century: Women in Cyber and Space Discuss Realities and Practicalities

    This all women's led panel will be a multidisciplinary dialog among experts, academics, investors, public organization leaders, investigators, and prime consultants on the roles of responsibility and identity management, satellite security policy, streamlining vulnerability analysis, increasing awareness on security issues, and developing capabilities to support hardware, software, and cultural verifications.

    • Sloane Trugman Founder & CEO / UPDATAD Project; Amunet Insights LLC / Founding Subcommittee Co-Chair on Democratic Resilient Systems, Blockchain For Impact /
    • Jillian Taylor Consultant / Deloitte /
    • Krystal Wilson Director of Space Applications Programs / Secure World Foundation /
    • Allison Mitrovich Senior Associate / Booz Allen Hamilton /
    • Sandy Silk Director of IT Security Education and Consulting / Harvard University /
    • Kaliya Young The Identity Woman /
  11. 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Coffee Break

  12. 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    Panel on the Defensive within the Government, Intelligence and Military Arena

    The government is one of the biggest buyers of satellite capacity out there. However, governments and related infrastructure are some of the biggest targets for cyber-crime. An attack that cripples key infrastructure could have huge ramifications for all involved. Here, we look at potential vulnerabilities and what the satellite industry is doing to make sure its key customers here remain cyber secure. We look at the complex relationship between the government and the satellite industry and the dynamics within the defense market are changing.

    • Josh Hartman Managing Partner / Renaissance Strategic Advisors /
    • Irene Parker Chief Information Officer for National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Services / NOAA /
    • Randy Blaisdell Owner-Operator / RL Blaisdell Consulting /
    • Matthew Scholl Deputy Division Chief, Computer Security Division / National Institute of Standards and Technology /
    • Chris Enger Principal Strategist and Technical Advisor, System Security Engineering for Space and Cyber Systems / The MITRE Corporation /
  13. 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Building Resilience in the Age of Meshing of Space and Cyberspace: Implications for NATO

    In this presentation, Brent will outline the latest developments on cyber defense at NATO, including the significance of the Brussels Summit, recent decisions and announcements, including the one made by Secretary of Defense, General Jim Mattis. Brent will look ahead to how NATO intends to make progress across the Alliance and different domains, including space and cyberspace. This includes overview of NATO’s efforts to strengthen and enhance the cyber defenses of national networks and infrastructures, our ongoing and planned interaction with industry partners as well as how we are integrating cyber aspects into NATO planning and operations at all levels, to include changes in the NATO Command Structure. Brent will separately clarify NATO’s mandate in space and how it overlaps with our cyber defense efforts. In the end, the audience should have a solid understanding of how NATO is responding to challenges emanating from space and cyberspace.

    • Laura Brent Cyber Defence Officer, Emerging Security Challenges Division / NATO /
  14. 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM


Friday | November 16

  1. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


  2. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    The Benefits of Threatcasting

    With a plethora of cyber threats, nothing is safe from persistent adversaries. Systems that were assumed for years to be secure may already be owned and awaiting commands. Organizations of all types and sizes need to think hard not only about today’s threats, but those of the future, and prepare for the consequences. Threat forecasting, also known as Threatcasting—one way to do this—is used by government and industry to do just this. Once organizations understand possible futures, they can identify gateway events that may signal them, as well as the actions they can take to possibly avoid negative futures. In this keynote, Brickey talks about how aerospace companies can benefit from threatcasting.

  3. 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

    Workshop A (Policy) Compliance: How to be Part of the Solution, not Part of the Problem

    Working with governments on national security programs can be a lucrative business. However, for mid-sized companies in the satellite sector, there are a maze of requirements that need to be navigated to gain compliance and able to work on such program. This workshop will aim to help those companies as they face these compliance issues. In this session, we will introduce a new model compliance framework and begin to draw out accountability maps of your products, services, users, and relationships across multiple domains and architectures.

  4. 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

    Workshop B (Operations) Training Your Staff in Cyber Threats

    Criminals are finding evermore creative ways to get into systems. Recognizing the threat early or attempts to hack the system are vital in order to stop the threats. This workshop focuses on your frontline staff and how you can effectively train them to recognize a threat or potential harmful situation.

  5. 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

    Workshop C (Business) Cybersecurity for Business Leaders: Making Sure your Company is Ahead of the Cyber Curve

    You may not know the ins and outs of cyber threats, but you do know that any attack on your business could have catastrophic results. In this workshop, we talk about the issues specifically related to business leaders and how you must shape the company’s overall strategy to deal with cyber issues.

    • James Turgal Managing Director, Cyber Risk Services / Deloitte & Touche /
  6. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Coffee Break

  7. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Workshop A (Policy) NIST: Understanding and Implementation Decisions Around NIST

    In 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. Here, we have a workshop dedicated to exploring issues and questions around this key framework. This workshop will help to understand key elements of the policy.

    • Kevin Stine Chief of the Applied Cybersecurity Division / National Institute of Standards and Technology /
  8. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Workshop B (Operations)The Cyber Attack Surface of the Aerospace Industry

    A technical discussion about the various ways hackers could target different elements of the aerospace industry and associated recommendations to improve resilience. 
    Example topics could include: 
    -Supply chain 
    -Ground station security 
    -Use of COTS products 
    -Tracking Telemetry and Control

    • Andy Davis Transport Assurance Practice Director / NCC Group /
  9. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Workshop C (Business) Threat Scenario: How Prepared are You to Manage an Insider Incident?

    Recent incidents remind us that insider threats can result in physical violence to your workforce, lost productivity, harm to your corporate image or brand, and more. Scenarios allow organizations to challenge internal decision-making processes, discover communication conflicts among stakeholders, and review enterprise insider incident response plans. This discussion includes actionable recommendations for your organization’s insider threat risk management approach and lessons learned based on real-world insider incidents.

    • Crystal Lister Co-Founder GPSG Cyber and Senior Director, Insider & Cyber Threats / Global Professional Services Group (GPSG) /
    • Bonnie Stith Owner / Stith Coaching and Consulting /
  10. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Lunch Keynote

    Mr. Luber is the Executive Director (ExDIR), United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). The ExDIR position represents the highest-ranking-civilian and third-in-command at USCYBERCOM. Mr. Luber leads an organization of over 12,000 personnel, to include a headquarters element, six large service Cyber Components, 133 Cyber Mission Force Teams consisting of over 6000 cyber warriors, and Department of Defense (DoD) enterprise defense forces. He drives global cyber operations to defend the DoD network, provides cyber options for combatant commanders, and defends U.S. critical infrastructure, while shaping a budget of nearly $700M, and elements of DoD budgets totaling in the billions.

  11. 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Dessert Break with Exhibitors

  12. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    Mobility Cybersecurity: The Threat Assessed

    As ships, planes, cars and other vehicles get more and more connected, there is little doubt that the threat towards them has increased exponentially. How is this critical group of end users and the satellite industry equipping themselves to deal with this emerging threat? How is the maritime industry preparing to fight cyber threats in a mobile world and what can other mobile users learn from this important vertical?

    • Lin Wells Senior Advisor / Avascent /
    • Andy Davis Transport Assurance Practice Director / NCC Group /
    • Reza Rasoulian Vice President, Global Guest Connectivity / Carnival Corporation & PLC /
  13. 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

    Closing Keynote