CubeSAT Cybersecurity Challenge


November 17, 2020

The ASCEND CUBESAT Learning CTF is learning laboratory intended to demonstrate satellite operations cybersecurity defense and hacking principals and techniques to participants of all levels of cybersecurity proficiency, through hand-on instruction conducted by space systems experts. Participants will learn and practice hacking techniques on a simulated, remotely accessible CUBESAT system.

Here you will find the videos and documents from the CubeSAT Cybersecurity Challenge Workshop.  Your presenters are Andrew Santangelo, CTO sci_Zone, Dr. Arun Viswanathan, NASA JPL, and Dr. Gregory Falco, Assistant research Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Civil & Systems Engineering Department 

Workshop Slides

Section 1: CubeSAT 101

Section 2: Attack Methodology

The CubeSAT User Interface:

LinkStar radio and QuickSAT/VMS Interface

Cyberattack: Scenario 1

Attack Tree: Scenario 1

Cyberattack: Scenario 2,

Viewing Data...Prelude to Attack.

Cyberattack: Scenario 2

Attack Tree: Scenario 2

Cyberattack: Scenario 3

Attack Tree: Scenario 3

After The Cyber Attack