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.
On Aug. 7 to 9, the Department of the Air Force and DOD’s Defense Digital Service premiered the Space Security Challenge 2020, a mixture of virtual workshops and prize challenges related to securing space systems, including a live capture-the-flag (CTF) style satellite hacking competition dubbed “Hack-A-Sat.”