Since 2021, CYSEC has been organizing CYSAT, the biggest European event entirely dedicated to cybersecurity for the space industry. The last edition took place last 26th and 27th April 2023 at Station F in Paris.
But, first let’s remember how the idea of creating CYSAT came through.
Back in 2019, Cybersecurity for the space industry was a very new topic especially for civil and commercial missions. At that time, space experts talked a lot about newspace and private investments made in space companies to do business with small satellites with a forecast of an exponential growth.
As a specialized cybersecurity company, CYSEC understood the need for securing the space industry and looking at what was happening in the US. Matter of fact, a lot of US people were already working on this subject and conference, contest of hackers hacking satellites, researchers publishing works, were already on going.
However, at the same time, nothing was happening in Europe – and no space community existed yet. In order to raise awareness of the need for cybersecurity for the space industry in Europe, CYSEC decided to create an exclusive event.
Faced with cybersecurity challenges and the growing importance of data protection in space, CYSAT’s goal is indeed bringing together communities of cybersecurity and space experts to build a new European ecosystem capable of addressing current and future industry challenges.
The 2023 edition brought together more than 750 space specialists, decision-makers and experts.
During the 2-day event, CYSAT highlighted Europe’s cybersecurity capabilities and solutions dedicated to space from both a technological and geostrategic perspective.