Space Cyber Security Watch N°6 (October 3, 2021)



Find below the new Space Cyber Security Watch No 6 (october 3, 2021). In this paper, you will find everything that has caught our attention since the last time : news, articles, papers, Space CTI, videos, webinars, events, attacks, podcats … This work is not exhaustive, so comments and observations are welcome.





  • August 31, 2021 : The Cyber Hero Adventures Show: “Securing Space” Preview – Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium and others discuss the cybersecurity of our nation’s space systems.
  • October 6–8, 2021 : New online course : Understanding Cybersecurity in the Space Domain – The Space Domain Cybersecurity (SpaDoCs) Framework provides a comprehensive and systematic model for understanding and tackling cybersecurity in the space domain. This online course examines the practical issues of developing and sustaining a secure cyber environment through all phases of the space mission lifecycle. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to formulate inputs and issues to a cybersecurity assessment plan for a given space domain scenario.

Past Events

Upcoming Events

  • October 4-7, 2021 : 32nd Aerospace Testing Seminar has new dates – Theme for the 2021 ATS is “Smart Testing for Today’s Missions.”
  • October 5 – 7, 2021 : ESA Software Product Assurance Workshop 2021. There will be one full day of ECSS training, followed by 3 days of interesting presentations and discussions on various topics. Registration here
  • October 5 – 7, 2021 : CyberSatGov – To bring together the satellite community with the government and military markets to have a comprehensive, progressive discussion about cybersecurity. The CyberSatGov Agenda is Here!
    • Security in LEO: Can the US Government Trust it?
    • Solarwinds, Colonial Pipeline: Impact on Satellite Cybersecurity
    • Supply Chain Risk Management: Keeping It Secure
    • Blackjack 2022: Prime Time is Fast Approaching
    • Cloud and Data Processing: Space Systems Applications and Threats and Vulnerabilities Management
    • Value Of Space: How Space Systems’ Critical Infrastructure Will Apply to Future National Critical Functions
  • October 7-8, 2021 : Global Resilience Federation (GRF) Summit on Security and Third-Party Risk
    • Networking and education on critical third-party and supply chain security issues
    • Featuring over 300 security professionals, third-party risk managers, IT directors, intelligence analysts, and more
    • Sessions will cover risk management, cybersecurity, intelligence sharing, geopolitical threat mitigation, and emerging compliance/regulation
  • October 13, 2021 : Space Cybersecurity Symposium II: Applied Cybersecurity for Space – The Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invite you to their second jointly hosted space cybersecurity symposium.
  • October 19-20, 2021 : 2nd annual Value of Space Summit – The Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Space ISAC) and The Aerospace Corporation are pleased to host the 2021 Value of Space Summit, a 2-day virtual community event to convene a variety of perspectives from across the space enterprise.
  • October 19 – 21, 2021 : 11th IAASS conference : Managing Risk in Space – The 11th IAASS Conference “Managing Risk in Space”, organized in cooperation with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is an invitation to reflect and exchange information on a number of space safety and sustainability topics of national and international interest.
  • October 25-29, 2021 : IAF’s IAC 21 in Dubaï – 72nd International Astronautical Congress 2021 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) will have two security sessions :
    • D5 is 54th IAA Symposium on Safety, Quality and Knowledge Management in Space Activities (D5.4 will be more technical : Cybersecurity in space systems, risks and countermeasures)
    • E9 is IAF Symposium on Space Security (E9.2 is more strategic and legal focused : Cyber-based security threats to space missions – establishing the legal, institutional and collaborative framework to counteract them)
    • Papers have been selected and the program will be published shortly
  • November 8, 2021 : COMET CYBersécurité du CNES –  Journée « Menaces “cybersécurité” et secteur spatial » à Toulouse et en distanciel.
  • April 2022 : Breaking news! CYSAT will be back for the second edition and we selected Paris as our home!

This work is not exhaustive, so comments and observations are welcome.


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