Proposal for Certified Space Security Specialist Professional (CSSSP) Program (All Levels)

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About CSSSP and CSSSP Levels

The Certified Space Security Specialist Professional (CSSSP) is the most globally recognized certification in the space security market. CSSSP validates a space security professional’s deep technical and managerial knowledge and experience to effectively analyzing, pen testing, design, engineer, and manage the overall security posture of an organization.

 

CSSSP Level 1: SPECIALIST

  • Space Cyber Operations
  • Entry Level Operation, Analysts, Auditors and Policy Makers

CSSSP Level 2: PROFESSIONAL

  • Space Cybersecurity Mission Management
  • Network Operation and Admin

CSSSP Level 3: EXPERT

  • Space Cybersecurity Forensic, Defensive and Offensive; Blue Team, Red Team

The broad spectrum of topics included in the CSSSP Space Common Body of Knowledge (SCBK) ensure its relevancy across all disciplines in the field of space security.

8 domains:

Program Titles and Agendas

CSSSP Level 1, 2 and 3 Topics

  • Space Cybersecurity Foundation
  • Space Security Planning, Policy and Leadership
  • Cybersecurity Threats in Space
  • Space System Survivability and Cyber Warfare
  • Cyber Warfare Capabilities in Space Missions
  • Electronic and Cyber Warfare in Outer Space
  • Risk Management Framework (RMF) Applied to Space Projects and Systems
  • Space Threat and Vulnerability Analysis and Assessment
  • Counter Communications System
  • Counter-space Capabilities
  • Types of Counter-space Technology
  • Measures and effectiveness in Addressing Counter-space Capabilities.
  • Cybersecurity Principles for Space Systems and System of Systems (SoS)
  • Space Security Architecture and Operation
  • Space Network and System Reverse Engineering
  • Space Systems Engineering
  • Space Embedded Systems Cybersecurity
  • Space Software, Firmware and Hardware Security
  • Principles of Software Defined Satellite, Radio, Software Designed Radio (SDR) and SDR Security applied to Space Projects
  • MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) Integration with Space Cybersecurity
  • Blockchain Integration with Space Cybersecurity
  • Sensor Fusion Integration with Space Cybersecurity
  • Remote Sensing Security with Satellite
  • Electronic Warfare Capabilities in Space
  • Electronic Warfare and Aircraft Survivability
  • Use of Electromagnetic Pulses or Directed Energy (laser beams or microwave-bombardments)
  • Space Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing and Defenses
  • Space Intrusion Detection Analysis
  • Space Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
  • Space Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering
  • Space Forensic Analysis
  • Space Incident Response and Network Forensics

CSSSP Level, 1, 2 and 3 Program Agenda

CSSSP Level I: Specialist

Core Space Technologies and Baseline Skills

  • Processes: Prevent, Defend, Maintain
  • Space Security Essentials
  • Space, Ground and User Segments Security Analysis

 

Space RF Principals

  • Principles of Software Defined Satellite
  • Space Antenna
  • Space RF Jamming Principles
  • Space RF Vulnerability Analysis

 

Sensor Fusion Integration with Space Cybersecurity

  • Cybersecurity for Space Systems and System of Systems (SoS)
  • Space Communications and Network Security
  • Space Information Systems Security

 

Security Testing and Evaluation, IV&V, A&A, SDLC and RMF

  • Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Space DevOps and Security
  • Space Security Assessment, Architecture, Engineering, Testing and Operation
  • Space Systems, Software, Firmware and Hardware Security
  • Space Threat and Vulnerability Analysis and Assessment
  • Labs, Demos and Hands-on Activities

 

CSSSP Level II: Professional

Space Security Management

  • Managing Technical Space Security Operations
  • Space RMF and Critical Controls
  • Space Planning, Policy, Leadership
  • Space Vulnerability Management
  • Leadership Essentials
  • Space Project Management
  • Space Audit & Legal
  • Space Law & Investigations
  • Space Incident Response & Threat Hunting

 

Space Network Forensics

  • Space, Ground and User Segments Forensic
  • Space Threat Intel & Forensics
  • Malware Analysis & Space Threat Intelligence
  • Space Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Space Battlefield Forensics
  • Space Cybersecurity Mission Management
  • Space Security Planning, Policy and Leadership
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL)
  • Integration, Blockchain Integration and Software Designed Radio (SDR)
  • with Space Cybersecurity
  • Space Cybersecurity Forensics Penetration Testing and Computer Network Defense
  • Space Intrusion Detection Analysis
  • Space Cybersecurity Forensics and Computer Network Defense
  • Space Cyber Forensic Analysis

 

Space Incident Response and Network Forensics

  • Space Network and System Reverse Engineering

 

Space Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

  • Space, Ground and User Segments Pen Testing
  • Comprehensive Pen Test Planning, Scoping & Recon
  • Penetration testing infrastructure
  • Creating Effective Pen Test Scopes and Rules of Engagement
  • Exploitation and Post-Exploitation
  • Coverage with Exploits/Stagers/Stages
  • Space RF Penetration Testing
  • Labs, Demos and Hands-on Activities

 

CSSSP Level III: Expert

 

Blue Team Activities

  • Space Monitoring and Detection
  • Space Penetration Testing
  • Space Incident Response and Threat Hunting
  • Space Cyber Defense Operations
  • Open-Source Space Intelligence
  • Advanced Space Security Essentials
  • Space with Tactical Analytics
  • Space Cyber T&E: Blue Team

 

Red Team Activities

  • Specialized Penetration Testing
  • In-Depth Network Coverage
  • Purple Team Tactics
  • Penetration Testing
  • Space Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis
  • Space Ethical Hacking
  • Space Vulnerability
  • Space Cyber T&E: Red Team

 

  • Space Cyber Intelligence and Cyber Warfare
    Computer Network Operations in Space (CNA, CNE, CND)
  • Electronic and Cyber Warfare in Outer Space
  • Remote Sensing Security with Satellite
  • Labs, Demos and Hands-on Activities

The Goal of the CSSSP Exam

The goal of the CSSSP certification exam is to test your technical skills, professional knowledge, and experience in effectively analyzing, pen testing, designing, engineering and managing the overall space security.

Each CSSSP exam contains multiple-choice. The CSSP examination ensures candidates are competent in the following five domains and related subdomains.

 

CSSSP Domains

  1. Space Cybersecurity Mission Management
  2. Space Cyber Intelligence and Cyber Warfare

III. Space Cybersecurity Operations

  1. Space Cybersecurity Forensics Penetration Testing and Computer Network Defense
  2. Space Information Assurance

 

Certification by Job Function:

  • Analyst
  • Operator
  • Policy Maker
  • Auditor
  • Engineer
  • Infrastructure Support
  • Incident Responder
  • Forensic
  • Defensive
  • Offensive

 

Length of CSSSP Level 1 exam: 2 Hours

Number of questions:  60

 

Length of CSSSP Level 2 exam: 2.5 Hours

Number of questions:  70

 

Length of CSSSP Level 3 exam: 3 Hours

Number of questions:  80

 

 

Details of Domains and Subdomains

  1. Space Information Assurance and Asset Management (9 Subdomains)
  • Space Cybersecurity Foundation
  • Space Security Architecture, Engineering and Operations
  • Space Embedded Systems Cybersecurity
  • Sensor Fusion Integration with Space Cybersecurity
  • Space Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation (T&E)
  • Space Cyber Threat & Vulnerability Analysis and Assessment
  • Space Security Assessment, Architecture, Engineering, Testing and Operation
  • Space Security, Critical Controls and Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Space Development Lifecycle and Information System Security Analysis

 

  1. Space Cybersecurity Operations
    (10 Subdomains)
  • Protecting Security of Space Assets Space
  • Physical Security Requirements
  • Space Information Assurance and Asset Management
  • Cybersecurity for Space Systems and System of Systems (SoS)
  • Space Communications and Network Security
  • MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 Databus Cybersecurity
  • Space Systems, Software, Firmware and Hardware Security
  • Space Intrusion Detection Analysis
  • Space Secure Communications and Network Defense
  • Space Cyber–Domain Configuration Management

 

  1. Space Cybersecurity Forensics, Penetration Testing and Computer Network Defense
    (7 Subdomains)

 

  • Space Network Forensics and Space Incident Response
  • Space Secure Communications and Network Attacks
  • Space Network and System Reverse Engineering
  • Space Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
  • Space Satellite Data Storage and Processing Forensic Analysis
  • Space Computer Network Defense Service Provider Operations
  • Space Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing and Defenses

 

  1. Space Cybersecurity Mission Management
    (5 Subdomains)
  • Space Security Planning, Laws, Regulation, Policy, Compliance and Leadership
  • Space Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL) Integration
  • Blockchain Integration with Space Projects
  • Software Designed Radio (SDR) with Space Cybersecurity (SDR Security)

 

  1. Space Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Warfare and Data Analytics
    (7 Subdomains)
  • Space Security Vulnerabilities, Threats and Countermeasures Analytics
  • Space computer network attack (CNA), computer network defense (CND) and computer network exploitation (CNE)
  • System Survivability, Electronic and Cyber Warfare in Outer Space
  • Remote Sensing Security with Satellite
  • Counter Communications Systems and Capabilities
  • Types of Counter-space Technology
  • Measures and effectiveness in Addressing Counter-space Capabilities
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