Guarding the Cyber Galaxy: Electronic-Cyber Defense in Space

Guarding the Cyber Galaxy: Electronic-Cyber Defense in Space

Conference | English

Tuesday, June 27th, 2023


- Buchman Law Faculty - Kes Hamishpat (hall of justice)


Space dominance is a strategic goal for many nations. The criticality of space assets has evolved in recent years to include not only governmental and defense services, but to provide commercial, economic and business value to numerous civilian sectors.

This evolution has created a duality of many space assets, serving both global and national civilian critical infrastructure, together with national defense and military capabilities.

Cybersecurity requirements for space assets, has been prominently amplified by military events in Europe and the emerging threats to civilian dual-use systems and services, such as communications, navigation (GNSS) and remote sensing. Disruptions, spoofing, hacking and denial-of-service are constantly on the rise. Interconnectivity between space systems, cloud infrastructure and non-terrestrial networks (NTN), creates further challenges to integrate cyber defenses into these new space ecosystems.

Cyber Week 2023 will dedicate a special session to the emerging global challenge of cybersecurity for space, and the Israeli experience.

The session will be co-hosted by Israel’s National Cyber Directorate (INCD) with experts from industry, academia and government.




Gathering & registration


Opening remarks

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel , Conference Chairman , Cyber Week ; Director , Blavatnik ICRC, Tel Aviv University


Cyber challenges to Satcom, Non-Terrestrial Networks and GNSS

Kobi Menashe , Manager of Guidance Department and Spectrum defense, Defense Division , Israel National Cyber Directorate


Keynote: Cyberspace, Space, and our Global Future

Samuel Visner , Tech Fellow , Aerospace Corporation ; Vice Chair, Board of Directors , Space ISAC


Cyber Security for Satellite Systems

Steve Epstein , Cyber Security Architect , Rafael Advanced Defense Systems


Panel Discussion: A Galaxy of cyber threats and emerging solutions

Moderator - Niv David , CSD Ericsson North America; Lecturer and Fellow , Blavatnik ICRC, Tel Aviv University

Maya Glickman-Pariente , CEO & Cofounder , SPACECIALIST ; Cofounder & Head , Space Operations, SAS

Samuel Visner , Tech Fellow , Aerospace Corporation ; Vice Chair, Board of Directors , Space ISAC

Moshe Noah , SVP Engineering , Ramon.Space

Dan Or-Hof , Head , Or-Hof Law Firm ; Chairman , IDPF

Omree Wechsler , Researcher , Blavatnik ICRC & Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology & Security, Tel Aviv University




Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Risks and Mitigation


Contemporary GNSS interference countermeasures

Omer Sharar , Co-Founder , InfiniDome ; CEO


Disturbance Monitoring Review

Peter Cabooter , Vice President of Customer Affairs , Aireon


Panel Discussion: GNSS interference and Spectrum Security

Moderator - Deborah Housen-Couriel , Chief Legal Officer , Konfidas Digital ; VP Regulation

Peter Cabooter , Vice President of Customer Affairs , Aireon

Prof. Boaz Ben-Moshe , Head of the Computer Science Department , Ariel University

David Levy , General Manager , The Israel Association of Field Crop Growers

Joseph (Yussie) Shapiro , Deputy Director , National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) Ministry of Defense, Israel

Omer Bar , Head of Geodesy Dept. at the Geodesy Division , Survey of Israel


Closing Remarks