Value of Space Summit 2023

October 17, 2023 - October 19, 2023

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Source: NASA,
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Hosted By: Space ISAC


Join Space ISAC this October at the Space ISACs Value of Space Summit, co-hosted by the Aerospace Corporation, focusing on the theme: “The Next Giant Leap: Building Cyber Resilience for the Global Space Industry.” Explore the parallels between past achievements and the current rapid progress in commercial space, signaling our move toward a future where we are no longer earth-bound. Discover the need for cyber resilience in the space domain as we recognize cyberspace as the newest warfighter realm. Engage with experts to develop sustainable and secure space infrastructure, safeguarding against cyber threats. Topics include threat landscape, securing space assets, situational awareness, resilient satellite communications, policy frameworks, workforce development, and emerging technologies.

This theme will explore the critical importance of cybersecurity in the rapidly advancing commercial space sector. Drawing parallels between the monumental technological advances that propelled humanity to the moon in the late 1960s and the current state of the space industry, this conference aims to shed light on the profound changes we are experiencing and the urgent need for cyber resilience in the space domain.

Just as the Apollo missions represented a seminal moment in human history, today’s technological advancements are rapidly propelling us toward a future where space exploration and commerce will become commonplace. The commercial space sector has witnessed unprecedented growth, with private companies launching satellites, developing space tourism ventures, and even setting their sights on establishing colonies on other celestial bodies. Humanity’s relationship with space has forever changed, and we find ourselves on the cusp of an era where earth-bound limitations may soon become a thing of the past.

However, as embarkment on this new chapter of space exploration occurs, it is crucial to recognize that the space domain is not immune to the threat of cyberattacks. The reality that cyberspace is the newest warfighter realm must be confronted, where state and non-state actors can exploit vulnerabilities to disrupt or sabotage critical space infrastructure. The consequences of a cyberattack on space systems could be catastrophic, affecting not only national security but also economic stability, public safety, and the continuity of vital services that rely on satellite communications.

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