• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This course is specifically designed for professionals in satellite communications (Satcom) and related fields. It focuses on identifying and mitigating security threats unique to Satcom networks, including technology security vulnerability assessments, application testing, and the security of ground stations. Special emphasis is placed on understanding and securing the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) protocols, which are critical to space communication systems.

Participants will learn about both external and internal vulnerability scanning, end-to-end integration point testing, and the essentials of providing security advisory services and conducting penetration testing. The course also includes the assessment of in-house and third-party developed network applications, with considerations for on-premises and cloud-based environments, including SaaS systems. Secure coding practices, particularly in scanning and reporting vulnerabilities for in-house developed code, are a key component of the curriculum.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of space and network security.
  • Identify common threats to space and network security.
  • Learn methods for assessing risks associated with space and network security.
  • Explore advanced techniques for threat detection and prevention.
  • Examine case studies of real-world space and network security incidents.
  • Develop skills in conducting comprehensive risk assessments.
  • Learn to apply risk mitigation strategies in space and network security contexts.
  • Understand the regulatory and compliance aspects of space and network security.
  • Enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the realm of security assessment.
  • Stay updated on emerging trends and technologies in space and network security.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Risk Management
  • Network Services
  • Systems Analysis
  • Threat Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management