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Inaugural Space Cybersecurity Symposium: Access for Start-ups

Space Cybersecurity Symposium

Cybersecurity measures and policies are ubiquitous in the design, development, delivery, and operation of components supporting American space activities.

Join us on May 5 for a Department of Commerce (DOC) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly hosted symposium to learn about the latest cyber threats to space infrastructure, existing space cybersecurity policies, and industry cybersecurity experience and mitigation strategies. Information will be tailored to emerging companies, however all companies are welcome to participate.

This will be the first in an ongoing series of events to connect commercial space companies of all sizes with the Departments regarding cybersecurity measures and policies. 

Slide Presentations


Printable Agenda (PDF) Updated 4/21

Save the Date Event Flyer (PDF)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT


Morning Session:  1000 – 1230 EDT (Moderators: Nicholas Reese, James Platt, DHS)



1000 - 1005


Dr. Stephanie Hooker, Acting Director,

Material Measurement Laboratory, NIST

1005 - 1025

Opening remarks: Partnership & DHS-DOC Engagement

Tom McDermott, Acting Assistant Secretary for Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk and Resilience Policy, DHS

Brian Scott, Director for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,

National Security Council

1025 - 1105

Space Cybersecurity Threats

David Luber, Deputy Director, Cybersecurity Directorate, National Security Agency

Joyce E. Corell, Assistant Director, Supply Chain and Cyber Directorate, National Counterintelligence and Security Center

1105 - 1115

Background on Space Policy Directive 5

Jaisha Wray, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, DOC

1115 - 1215

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Overview and Dialogue:

Brad Lundy, CISA

1215 – 1230

Open Floor for Questions & Discussion

LUNCH BREAK 1230 – 1300 EDT

Afternoon Session: 1300 – 1600 EDT (Moderator: Jason Kim, DOC)

1300 - 1330

Keynote: Cyrus Malekpour, Captain of PFS CTF Team, Winner, AFRL Space Security Challenge 2020 Hack-a-Sat

1330 - 1400

National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Activities Overview:

Matthew Scholl, Chief, Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST

1400 - 1410

Industry Cybersecurity and Space ISAC Overview 

Erin Miller, Space ISAC

1410 - 1530

Panel:  Applied Cybersecurity Landscape

Moderators: Diane Howard and Dianne Poster, Office of Space Commerce (OSC)

  • John Galer, Aerospace Industry Association
  • William Eshagh, Planet
  • Kevin Coggins, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Bryan Ware, Next 5
  • Victoria Samson, Secure World Foundation
  • Florent Rizzo, Founder, CEO CyberInflight
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation - invited

1530 - 1545

Open Floor for Questions & Discussion

1545 - 1600

Wrap-Up, Closing Remarks, Invitation to Next Symposium

Brooks Cressman, NOAA


Created March 25, 2021, Updated May 6, 2021