Crisis simulation

Space ISAC Crisis Simulation Tabletop Exercise

The Space ISAC Crisis Simulation Tabletop Exercise tests the incident response capabilities of the global space community.

Join us for an immersive Crisis Simulation Tabletop Exercise designed to challenge and enhance the incident response capabilities of the global space community. Hosted by the Space ISAC, this workshop provides a opportunity to navigate through a simulated space-based mining and manufacturing crisis scenario set in the year 2030.

The objective of this multi-national exercise is to provide participants with an experience in incident response while managing the geopolitical dynamics, increased economic investment and growth interest, and cyber and physical threats to space systems.

What to expect during the session?

  • Engaging Scenario: Participants are presented with a space-based mining and manufacturing scenario involving a semi-permanent mining facility and an orbital processing plant to mine rare Earth minerals from the moon in the year 2030.  In the scenario investors from various countries come together to fund a France-based celestial mining company.

  • Realistic Challenges: Participants will face multifaceted hurdles mirroring those in the real-world space industry, from navigating geopolitical dynamics and addressing economic investment and growth interests to managing cyber and physical threats to space systems.

  • Collaboration: Engage with peers from various backgrounds and expertise, fostering valuable insights and networking opportunities while working towards shared objectives.

  • Hands-On Learning: Gain practical insights and reflections about the evolving landscape of security concerns in the space domain. 

About the Space ISAC - collaboration to protect space assets

The Space ISAC serves to facilitate collaboration across the global space industry to enhance our ability to prepare for and respond to vulnerabilities, incidents, and threats; to disseminate timely and actionable information among member entities; and to serve as the primary communications channel for the sector with respect to this information.

Space ISAC is the only all-threats security information source for the public and private space sector. It will be the most comprehensive, single point source for data, facts and analysis on space security and threats to space assets. Space ISAC will also provide analysis and resources to support response, mitigation and resilience initiatives.

Junior Stage – Station F

Wednesday April 24, 2024

13:30pm to 17:00pm

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The CYSAT ACADEMY will be hosted by the following expert

Ignacio Aguilar Sanchez

Ignacio Aguilar Sanchez is a Senior Space Communications Systems Engineer at the European Space Agency (ESA)/ European space research and technology centre (ESTEC).

He holds an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering (1986, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain) and a Master’s in Business Administration (1997, Open University, United Kingdom).

Joined ESA in March 1991. Throughout his professional career at ESA he has been involved in a number of relevant projects and activities. In particular:

  • Almost three years of work as the Consultative Committee of Space Data Systems (CCSDS) Space Link Services (SLS) Area Director, supervising the development and maintenance of space communication standards on radiofrequency and modulation, channel coding and synchronization, space link protocols, space data link security protocols, data compression and optical communications.
  • almost two decades of work for the Systems Engineering Area (SEA) Security Working Group (WG) and in particular its application to Space Link Protocols in the last decade as member of the joint SLS-SEA Space Data Link Security (SDLS) WG with frequent interaction with Space Link Protocols WG as well as with the Coding & Synchronization WG and the Radiofrequency & Modulation WG;
  •  Rapporteur for the European Standards Telecommunication Institute (ETSI) for the revision of the ETSI Telemetry, Command and Ranging (TCR) Standard for Telecommunication Satellites (radio frequency modulation, coding) and accompanying technical report;
  • GALILEO first generation, in charge of supervising the analysis and definition of their S-band and C-band space-to-ground interfaces, ranging from physical to application layers;
  •  Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space (ACES) Microwave Link (ML), a state-of-the-art two-way time-transfer system, supervising its design and development phase;Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), the ESA International Space Station (ISS) Visiting Vehicle, in charge of its space communications systems during the design and development phase;
  • research and development activities covering robust spread spectrum communication (cryptographic modulation and synchronization), complementary channel coding and interleaving, frame synchronization as well as next generation telemetry systems and advanced antenna technology for launchers;
  •  member and reviewer of the Technical Programme Committees of a number of conferences and workshops like the IEEE Military Communications Conference, IEEE Aerospace Conference, the ESA International Telemetry, Tracking and Command Workshop, the Space Ops Workshop as well as reviews for journals like Computers and Security;
  •  author of many publications addressing TT&C systems, spread spectrum modulation, channel coding and security.

A unique European Cybersecurity Opportunity

CYSAT is a unique opportunity in Europe to position your organization as forward-thinking and committed to address the issue of cybersecurity for your clients relying on space assets and data.

European and French agencies, space industrial leaders and innovative start-ups have already confirmed their participation and proposed high-level speakers.

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