DEF CON 28 SAFE MODE - Aerospace Village


The California Cybersecurity Institute at Cal Poly shares the Aerospace Village’s mission of building an inclusive community of next-generation aerospace cybersecurity expertise and leaders.

We are thrilled to be supporting @SecureAerospace in the #AerospaceVillage at DEF CON 28 SAFE MODE.

About Mission Alenium

Launching the Next Generation into an Immersive Cybersecurity and Space Systems Challenge

This installment is a gamified satellite cybercrime challenge scenario developed by the California Cybersecurity Institute at Cal Poly intended for beginner-level participants. It is comprised of a multi-layered cybercrime plot written by student employees from Cal Poly, complete with complex characters, physical and digital evidence chains, and puzzles that challenge participants are required to search through and analyze to solve a satellite hacking crime. It is being deployed at the California Cyber Innovation Challenge 2020, the state championship for cybersecurity competitions in California, for teams of middle school and high school students this upcoming October. While traditionally held in-person using physical sets, the development team has built a virtual-immersive environment in AWS Sumerian. The challenge provides an engaging, immersive 3D experience for anyone interested in learning the basics of cybersecurity and space systems.

Test Your Knowledge!

Begin by viewing the position and trajectory of satellites orbiting the Earth via Esri's Satellite Map!
Next, here is an optional pre-challenge, put your space dust emitting hacker hat on!

Get Started!

Register for Mission Alenium!

Thank you for participating in the Mission Alenium brought to you by the California Cybersecurity Institute at Cal Poly!

This non-scored challenge is open August 7th, 2020 at 7AM (PST) to August 8th, 2020 at 9PM (PST).
Registration is open July 20th, 2020 at 9AM (PST) to August 7th, 2020 at 7:00PM (PST).

Registration is Closed!

Disclaimer WARNING for California Cyber Innovation Challenge 2020 Participants:
Coaches and students who will be participating in the California Cyber Innovation Challenge 2020 at Cal Poly on October 2nd - 4th, 2020 are NOT permitted to register for Mission Alenium at Aerospace Village, August 6th - 8th, 2020. This restriction is to ensure the integrity and fairness of the October competition. We reserve the right to disqualify any California Cyber Innovation Challenge team members or coaches found participating in this event.

Deep Space Networking

@LauraChappell is presenting at DEF CON 28 - Safe Mode. Use Wireshark to examine techniques used to transmit bundles of information from one system to the next. Get ready for the convergence of space and cybersecurity!

Registration is Closed!

CubeSat Simulator Lite

In collaboration with the California Cybersecurity Institute, Penetration tester @EricEscobar will be hosting a workshop focused on building a CubeSat Simulator, a low-cost satellite emulator that transmits UHF radio telemetry.

Registration is Closed!