Space Cybersecurity Symposium and Conference 2024

The Nation’s Largest Gathering of Space cybersecurity Professionals

  • September 25-26, 2024,
  • The CERT Division – Carnegie Mellon University
    Software Engineering Institute
    4500 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2612

SPACECYBER 2024 Symposium Schedule at a Glance:
SPACECYBER 2024 Symposium: Unleashing the Power of Space Cybersecurity
Join us at the SPACECYBER 2024 Symposium, the premier gathering of space cybersecurity professionals. Hosted by in partnership with and US Space Engineering and Cybersecurity Institute (, this event is set to be the largest congregation of experts, innovators, and leaders in the field.
Dates: September 25-26, 2024

Theme: SPACE CYBER 2024: Essential in All Dimensions and Domains
This year’s theme underscores the critical role of geospatial intelligence in modern cybersecurity strategies, exploring its impact across diverse sectors and domains.

Why Attend?

  • Engage with Industry Leaders: Connect with industry experts, government officials, and thought leaders to explore cutting-edge technologies and emerging trends in space cybersecurity.
  • Educational Opportunities: Participate in lightning talks, student poster presentations, and training sessions to enhance your knowledge and skills.
  • Networking and Collaboration: Forge meaningful connections with peers, exchange ideas, and collaborate on innovative solutions to common challenges.
  • Stay Ahead: Gain insights into space systems and networks, cybersecurity leadership, defense strategies, digital forensics, and more to stay ahead in this rapidly evolving landscape.
    Conference Highlights
  • Keynote Sessions: Hear from renowned speakers on topics shaping the future of space cybersecurity.
  • Interactive Sessions: Participate in workshops, panel discussions, and hands-on sessions to deepen your understanding and expertise.
  • Exhibit Hall: Explore the latest technologies, products, and services in the space cybersecurity industry.
  • Certification Programs: Learn about specialized certifications such as Certified Space Security Specialist Professional (CSSSP)™ and Space Cyber Leadership Certificate (SCLC)™ to advance your career.

Who Should Attend?

  • Cybersecurity Professionals
  • Government Officials
  • Academics and Researchers
  • Industry Executives
  • Students and Educators
  • Anyone interested in space cybersecurity and geospatial intelligence

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the SPACECYBER 2024 Symposium and contribute to the future of space cybersecurity. Register now and unlock the power of geospatial intelligence in all dimensions and domains!
For more information and registration, visit

A Program by and US Space Engineering and Cybersecurity Institute ( is an educational foundation dedicated to promoting the space cybersecurity intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger space cybereutiyy Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply space intelligence to address national security challenges. achieves its mission through various programs and events and by building the community, advancing the tradecraft, and accelerating innovation.

US Space Engineering and Cybersecurity Institute. US Space Engineering and Cybersecurity Institute (USSECI) as a non-profit think tank in collaboration with prestigious institutions to present a remarkable opportunity to address critical challenges and advance cutting-edge research and development in space engineering and cybersecurity.

Join us at the SPACECYBER 2024 Symposium, where we explore the unparalleled importance of geospatial intelligence. This year’s Symposium theme, SPACE CYBER 2024: Essential in All Dimensions and Domains, delves into the diverse facets of space intelligence, showcasing its essential role in providing decision advantage at the point and time of need in today’s rapidly evolving technological and geopolitical landscape. we will examine how SPACE Cyber is at the forefront of understanding and shaping our world.

Engage with industry experts, government officials, and thought leaders as we explore the cutting-edge technologies, emerging trends, and innovative applications that make Space cyber indispensable in today’s rapidly evolving landscape. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge, forge meaningful connections, and be at the forefront of the space cyber community’s exciting advancements. Together, let’s unlock the power of geospatial intelligence in all dimensions and domains.

Participate and Educate
Call for GEOINT 2024 Symposium Lightning Talk Submissions
We invite Partners, and Accredited Schools to submit Lightning Talk proposals to present during the Space Cybersecurity Symposium at the Innovation Hub, September 25 – 26. They are an opportunity to share with and educate colleagues on topics relevant to this year’s theme SPACE Cyber: Essential in All Dimensions and Domains. The clock will be ticking, so get prepared! We seek thought-provoking, high-energy topics that challenge attendees to think, learn, and evolve!

SPACE CYBER 2024 Student Posters
is4 and USSECI are seeking proposals for student posters for the upcoming SPACE Cyber 2024 Symposium, September 25-26, 2024, to be held at the CERT.
Student Poster Topics include:

  • Space Systems and Network
  • Space Security Essentials
  • Space Cybersecurity Leadership
  • Space Cyber Defense
  • Space Defensible Security Architecture
  • Defending Advanced Space Threats
  • Space Offensive Operations, Pen Testing, and Red Teaming
  • Space Law of Data Security & Investigations
  • Space Digital Forensics, Incident Response & Threat Hunting
  • Space Cybersecurity and AI Integration


7 AM—7:30 PM Registration Open
8—9 AM Attendee Breakfast
9—10:45 AM Morning Sessions
10:45—11:15 AM Networking Break
11:15 AM—12 PM Morning Sessions
12—1 PM Lunch
1—2 PM Afternoon Sessions
2—2:30 PM Networking Break
2:30—3:30 PM Afternoon Sessions
7—9 PM Welcome Celebration

Thursday September 26, 2024
10 AM—5 PM Exhibit Hall Open

6:30 AM—4:30 PM Registration Open
7:30—8:30 AM CSSSP Training Sessions
8—9 AM Attendee Breakfast
9—10:15 AM Main Stage Sessions
10:15—10:45 AM Networking Break
10:45 AM—12:30 PM Main Stage Sessions
12—1 PM Lunch
12:30—4:45 PM Hub Sessions in Exhibit Hall
2—3:30 PM CSSSP Training Sessions
4—5 PM Exhibit Hall Networking Reception

Morning Sessions (9—10:45 AM & 11:15 AM—12 PM)

  • Space Systems and Network Security: Exploring the challenges and solutions in securing space-based systems and networks.
  • Space Security Essentials: Understanding the fundamental principles of space cybersecurity for effective defense strategies.
  • Space Cybersecurity Leadership: Insights into leadership roles and strategies in the space cybersecurity domain.
  • Space Cyber Defense Strategies: Examining proactive defense measures and response tactics against cyber threats in space.

Afternoon Sessions (1—2 PM & 2:30—3:30 PM)

  • Space Defensible Security Architecture: Designing robust security architectures tailored for space environments.
  • Defending Against Advanced Space Threats: Strategies for identifying and mitigating advanced cyber threats targeting space assets.
  • Space Law of Data Security & Investigations: Legal considerations and protocols for data security and investigative procedures in space.
  • Space Digital Forensics & Incident Response: Techniques for digital forensics and rapid incident response in space cybersecurity incidents.

Main Stage Sessions (Thursday, 9—10:15 AM & 10:45 AM—12:30 PM)

  • Space Cyber Offensive Operations: Exploring offensive cybersecurity operations, penetration testing, and red teaming in space environments.
  • Space Cybersecurity and AI Integration: Leveraging artificial intelligence for enhancing space cybersecurity capabilities.
  • Emerging Threats in Space Cybersecurity: Identifying and addressing new and evolving threats in the space cybersecurity landscape.
  • Space Cyber Policy and Governance: Discussion on policy frameworks, regulations, and governance structures for space cybersecurity.


Experience Requirement: CSSSP requires candidates to have a certain amount of professional experience in the field of space security or related disciplines, ensuring that certified professionals possess practical knowledge and expertise.
Continuing Education: CSSSP emphasizes the importance of ongoing professional development and lifelong learning, encouraging certified professionals to stay updated on emerging threats, technologies, and best practices in space security through continuing education and training.
Ethical Code of Conduct: CSSSP incorporates a code of ethics or professional conduct, outlining the ethical responsibilities of space security professionals and promoting integrity, honesty, and accountability in their work.
Global Recognition: CSSSP aims for global recognition and acceptance, establishing itself as a prestigious certification recognized by space agencies, industry organizations, and governments worldwide.
Community Engagement: CSSSP fosters a community of certified professionals, providing opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration to address common challenges and advance the field of space security collectively.
Graduate candidates in Space Cybersecurity certification programs, will be expected to fill technical executive and senior-level positions in commercial companies as well as local, state, and federal government with a variety of titles such as:

• Chief Executive Officer, Space Cybersecurity
• Chief Space Cybersecurity Operations Officer
• Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Space Vehicles
• Senior Analysts, Space Cybersecurity
• Cybersecurity Officer, Space Force
• Senior Scientist, Space Cybersecurity
• Senior Software Engineer, Space Cybersecurity
• Senior Penetration Chief, Space Cybersecurity Division
• Senior Director, Red Team, Space Cybersecurity
• Senior Director, Blue Team, Space Cybersecurity

All Certification Programs
• Certified Space Security Specialist Professional (CSSSP)
• Spaceflight Engineering Professional (SEP)™
• Space Certified Network Associate (SCNA)™
• Space Technology and Systems Specialist (STSS)™
• Space Systems Engineering Certificate (SSEC)™
• Space Policy and Law Professional (SPLP)™
• Space Operations Specialist (SCOS)™
• Space Infrastructure Specialist (SIS)™
• Space Program Administrator (SPA)™
• Space Electronic Warfare Certificate (SEWC)™
• Space Cyber Operation Professional (SCOP)™
• Space Cyber Leadership Certificate (SCLC)™
• Space Application Security Engineer (SASE)™
• Commercial Space Program Certificate (CSPC)™
• Certified Space Forensic Investigator (CSFI)™
• Certified Space Intelligence Analyst (CSIA)™
• Certified Space Penetration Professional (CSPP)™
• Certified Space Network Architect (CSNA)™
• Certified Space Information Security Manager (CSISM)™
• Certified Space Ethical Hacker (CSEH)™
• Space Engineering Certificate (SEC)™
• Space Application Engineering Specialist (SAES)™
• Certified Space Cyber Policy Analyst (CSCPA™)
• Spaceborne Cyber-Physical Systems Security Specialist (SCPS³)
• Quantum Communications Security for Space Operations (QCSSO)
• Space Systems Anti-Tamper Technologies (SSATT)
• AI Ethics and Safety in Space Exploration (AIESSE)
• Interstellar Network Security Analyst (INSA)
• Cloud Certified Space Security Engineer™ (CCSSE™)