The UK-Australia Cyber Security in Space Workshop series, presented by the Satellite Applications Catapult and the British High Commission to Australia, will run from Monday 30 November to Wednesday 2 December, with one-hour online sessions each day and a virtual networking event to close.
These workshops are intended to encourage Australian – UK business engagement and awareness in Cybersecurity and to highlight the opportunities that this area presents in the International Space Sector. Through facilitated discussions with experts in the field, companies will gain knowledge of the current Space-Cybersecurity nexus and the associated cross-sector opportunities (collaborative and commercial) in, and between, the UK and Australia.
Participants will hear from Space and Cybersecurity advisors, Industry primes, and end users. With three speakers from both Australia and UK followed by a facilitated group discussion, attendees will be able to have meaningful discussions around the speakers’ experiences and perceptions and identify possible opportunities.
Supporting increased bi-lateral business to business engagements and guided by sector leaders, these workshops facilitate international collaborative partnerships and projects between the UK and Australia.
More details on additional speakers will be added soon.
Day 1: Space and Cybersecurity – The current Picture
Monday 30 November 2020 (0800 BST; 1900 AEDT; 1830 ACDT; 1700 AWDT)
This session will provide context to the workshop series by describing the current global space-cybersecurity conjunction, the types of threats that the space sector faces and the implications of a ‘do nothing’ approach.
Day 2: Space and Cybersecurity – What Needs to be Done
Tuesday 1 December 2020 (0800 BST; 1900 AEDT; 1830 ACDT; 1700 AWDT)
Following on from the scene setting in the previous session, this segment will explore national and international strategies to mitigate cyber related risks and create an understanding of the respective roles of government and industry in developing space-cybersecurity capacity.
Day 3: UK and Australia – Joint Capacity Building
Wednesday 2 December 2020 (0800 BST; 1900 AEDT; 1830 ACDT; 1700 AWDT)
The final session in the series will seek to identify joint UK – AUS pathways that can be exploited to build cybersecurity capacity in respective space infrastructures. A networking session will help join the right people to the right people from both countries.
Daniel O’Toole – Senior Advisor – Space Industry, Austrade / ASA
In addition to his role at Austrade, Daniel has also served as a partial secondee at the Australian Space Agency since 2018. In this capacity, he works on joint Austrade-Space Agency initiatives that help promote the growth of the Australian space industry through international market programs and opportunities.
Over the past three years in this role, Daniel has worked closely with both the Australian space industry to build international partnerships, and also helped international space investors understand the opportunities Australia presents.
Patricia Lewis – Director, International Security Department, Chatham House
Dr Patricia M. Lewis is the Research Director for Conflict, Science & Transformation and the Director of the International Security Programme at Chatham House in London. Her former posts include; Deputy Director and Scientist-in-Residence at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute; Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR); and Director of VERTIC.
Giles Rothwell, Director – Security Testing & Assurance (UK-US), CyberCX
Giles has 26 years experience in Information Technology. Since joining CyberCX in 2015 Giles has worked with a range of clients to provide proactive cyber security strategic advice, security assessments of production systems and networks and penetration testing. He has experience in providing IT disaster recovery and business continuity (ISO 22301) initiatives across multiple clients and platforms.
David Livingstone – Director, Napier Meridian
David Livingstone has a long standing record in delivery of cybersecurity strategies for international institutions, national governments and industrial organisations. He is the original systems architect for the ‘Virtual Task Force’ methodology for collaborative management of cybersecurity risk that he has now rolled out in a number of industrial sectors both in UK and also overseas.
Rajiv Shah – Managing Director, MDR Security and Fellow of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Rajiv Shah has worked in the cyber, intelligence, and security business for over 20 years, over which time he has seen the internet evolve from an academic curiosity to today’s hyperconnected world. Before joining the commercial world, Rajiv completed a PhD in quantum physics and retains a keen interest in mathematics and science – so the intersection of the space and cybersecurity industries is an area he is very passionate about!
Andrew Beck, Director of Service Delivery, Myriota
Andrew Beck is the Director of Service Delivery at Myriota, after joining the business in its first year of operation as its 8th team member. Andrew oversees operations of the Myriota Network, including nanosatellites and cloud infrastructure. Prior to this role, Andrew worked as Myriota’s Principal Engineer: Cloud Architecture between 2016 and 2018.