Space Security Challenge 2020: Hack-A-Sat

The United States Air Force, in conjunction with the Defense Digital Service presents this year’s Space Security Challenge, Hack-A-Sat. This challenge will ask hackers from across the country and around the world to focus their skills and creativity on solving cybersecurity challenges on space systems.

Space Security Challenge 2020: Hack-A-Sat

The democratization of space has opened up a new frontier of exploration and innovation.  But with this opportunity, new cybersecurity vulnerabilities are also being created.  One human can design, build and launch a satellite, adhering to very few standards and security protocols.

So how can we achieve safe, reliable and trustworthy operations to truly realize the promise of space? By hacking a satellite.

Capture the Flag, Meet Satellite

Pull together a team for our Hack-A-Sat capture the flag! Participants who successfully complete a set of qualification challenges on cyber security and space this spring will be invited to the ultimate challenge: to (ethically!) hack a satellite.

EVENT 1:

  • Online Qualification
  • May 22 – 24, 2020
  • Ten $15K prizes

EVENT 2:

  • Finals @ DEF CON
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • August 7 – 9, 2020
  • $50K 1st place
  • $30K 2nd place
  • $20K 3rd place