AFCEA Europe Space Workshop 2020
 NEW DATE: 3 SEPTEMBER 2020, BluePoint Brussels, Belgium
IMPORTANT: As the situation with COVID-19 is becoming increasingly unpredictable in Belgium as of recent, AFCEA Europe is regrettably forced to change our Space Workshop format into a completely virtual event. 
- Virtual registration is now open. 
Space, as an operational domain in defense and as a specific part of critical infrastructure and its importance to the welfare of nations and its people are rather new thoughts in the Brussels arena.

Recent political and technological developments such as the European Union’s “New Space” approach, NATO’s new space policy, nano satellites and internet via space are adding pressure on one of the most unknown but critical elements of space operations - enhanced cyber security. As cyber attacks can impede operations in or via space physically as well as virtually and in many ways, developing a sophisticated defense stance is of increasing importance.

Therefore, this workshop on Cyber Security in and for Space Operations is focusing on raising awareness on specific cyber security requirements, fostering mutual understanding between strategists, space operators and cyber defenders, and intends to identify steps to be taken in support of a new, more cyber-secure space era.

The newest challenges, concepts and technologies will be discussed with representatives from NATO, the EU, national governments, research institutions and industry during this workshop. In addition, this workshop may also help to establish a Brussels-based group of like-minded experts for space-related questions in defence for both NATO and the EU.