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

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

CSSSP Level I, II and III

  • CSSSP Level I: SPECIALIST
  • CSSSP Level II: PROFESSIONAL
  • CSSSP Level III: EXPERT

CSSSP Certification Domains

I. Space Cybersecurity Mission Management
II. Space Cyber Intelligence and Cyber Warfare
III. Space Cybersecurity Operations
IV. Space Cybersecurity Forensics Penetration Testing and Computer Network Defense
V. Space Information Assurance

CSSSP Certification by Job Function

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

Upcoming course: CSSSP Level 1 (Specialist)

  • Length: 4 Days
  • When: (In-Person Class and Live Online with Teams)
  • Where : Washington D.C.

Next course: CSSSP Level 2 (Professional)

  • Length: 4 Days
  • When: (In-Person Class and Live Online with Teams)
  • Where : Washington D.C.

Next course: CSSSP Level 3 (Expert)

  • Length: 4 Days
  • When: (In-Person Class and Live Online with Teams)
  • Where:  Washington, DC.

Program Objectives

  • Space Information Assurance and Asset Management convers the information security defense in depth of space assets and supporting infrastructure throughout its entire SDLC lifecycle IAW with FISMA NIST, CNSS and industry standards.
  • Space Cybersecurity Operations covers cybersecurity 24/7 365-day operational support meant to secure and maintain Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of space based and terrestrial support asset’s computer systems, networks and data.
  • Space Cybersecurity Forensics, Penetration Testing and Computer Network Defense covers  forensics and incident response support for space based and terrestrial support asset’s computer systems, networks and data.
  • Space Cybersecurity Mission Management covers the management of  space cybersecurity mission program management and the management and  infusion of new technologies into space programs and space cybersecurity operations.
  • Space Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Warfare and Data Analytics covers space computer network operations  (CNA, CNE, CND), threat intelligence and data analytics to support intelligence operations and cyber warfare.

CSSSP Level 1: SPECIALISTS

Offensive Space Operations

  • Critical space assets and highly specialized usages, ensuring space operations are well-versed in essential space cybersecurity.

CSSSP Level I Skills Roadmap

  • CSSSP Level I: Professional
  • Core Space Technologies and Baseline Skills
  • Prevent, Defend, Maintain
  • Space Security Essentials
  • Space Asset Vulnerability Analysis

CSSSP Level I: Space Cybersecurity Operations Specialists

  • Sensor Fusion Integration with Space Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity for Space Systems and System of Systems (SoS)
  • Space Communications and Network Security

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CSSSP Level II: PROFESSIONAL

Space Digital Forensics & Incident Response

  • Space Digital Forensics and Incident Response certifications encompass abilities that professionals need to succeed, confirming that professionals can detect compromised space systems and identify how and when a breach occurred.

Management, Legal & Audit

  • Space Management certifications confirm the practical skills to build and lead security teams, communicate with both technical teams and business leaders, and develop capabilities that strengthen your organization’s security posture.

CSSSP Level II Skills Roadmap

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
  • Forensics
  • Space Threat Intel & Forensics
  • Malware Analysis & Space Threat Intelligence
  • Space Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Space Battlefield Forensics

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CSSSP Level III: EXPERT

Defensive Space Operations

  • Spans the entire space defense spectrum and are focused in two areas: cyber defense essentials and blue teaming.

Offensive Space Operations

  • Spans the entire space defense spectrum and are focused in two areas: cyber defense essentials and red teaming.

CSSSP Level II: 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

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Certified Space Security Specialist Professional (CSSSP), 4 Days

 

CSSSP Exam Topics:

  1. Space Cybersecurity Foundation
  2. Space Security Architecture and Engineering
  3. Space Security Architecture and Operation
  4. Space Embedded Systems Cybersecurity
  5. Sensor Fusion Integration with Space Cybersecurity
  6. Space Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation (T&E)
  7. Space Cyber Threat & Vulnerability Analysis and Assessment
  8. Space Security, Critical Controls and Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  9. Space Security Assessment, Architecture, Engineering, Testing and Operation
  10. Space Development Lifecycle and Information System Security Analysis
  11. Protecting Security of Space Assets Space
  12. Physical Security Requirements
  13. Space Information Assurance and Asset Management Cybersecurity for Space Systems and System of Systems (SoS)
  14. Space Communications and Network Security
  15. MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 Databus Cybersecurity
  16. Space Systems, Software, Firmware and Hardware Security
  17. Space Intrusion Detection Analysis
  18. Space Secure Communications and Network Defense
  19. Space Cyber–Domain Configuration Management
  20. Space Network Forensics and Space Incident Response
  21. Space Secure Communications and Network Attacks
  22. Space Network and System Reverse Engineering
  23. Space Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
  24. Space Satellite Data Storage and Processing Forensic Analysis
  25. Space Computer Network Defense Service Provider Operations
  26. Space Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing and Defenses
  27. Space Security Planning, Laws, Regulation, Policy, Compliance and Leadership
  28. Space Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  29. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL) Integration
  30. Blockchain Integration with Space Projects
  31. Software Designed Radio (SDR) with Space Cybersecurity (SDR Security)
  32. Space Security Vulnerabilities, Threats and Countermeasures Analytics
  33. Space computer network attack (CNA), computer network defense (CND) and computer network exploitation (CNE)
  34. System Survivability, Electronic and Cyber Warfare in Outer Space
  35. Remote Sensing Security with Satellite
  36. Counter Communications Systems and Capabilities
  37. Types of Counter-space Technology
  38. Measures and effectiveness in Addressing Counter-space Capabilities

CSSSP’s Space Cybersecurity Domains (Mapped to NIST and DOD 8750)

  1. Space Information Assurance and Asset Management
  2. Space Cybersecurity Operations
  3. Space Cybersecurity Forensics Penetration Testing
  4. Space Cybersecurity Mission Management
  5. Space Cyber Intelligence and Cyber Warfare

Domain 1: Space Information Assurance and Asset Management (8 Subdomains)

  1. Space Cybersecurity Foundation
  2. Space Security Architecture and Engineering
  3. Space Security Architecture and Operation
  4. Space Embedded Systems Cybersecurity
  5. Sensor Fusion Integration with Space Cybersecurity
  6. Space Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation (T&E)
  7. Space Cyber Threat & Vulnerability Analysis and Assessment
  8. Space Security, Critical Controls and Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  9. Space Security Assessment, Architecture, Engineering, Testing and Operation
  10. Space Development Lifecycle and Information System Security Analysis

Domain 2: Space Cybersecurity Operations
(9 Subdomains)

  1. Protecting Security of Space Assets Space
  2. Physical Security Requirements
  3. Space Information Assurance and Asset Management Cybersecurity for Space Systems and System of Systems (SoS)
  4. Space Communications and Network Security
  5. MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 Databus Cybersecurity
  6. Space Systems, Software, Firmware and Hardware Security
  7. Space Intrusion Detection Analysis
  8. Space Secure Communications and Network Defense
  9. Space Cyber–Domain Configuration Management

Domain 3: Space Cybersecurity Forensics, Penetration Testing and Computer Network Defense
(7 Subdomains)

  1. Space Network Forensics and Space Incident Response
  2. Space Secure Communications and Network Attacks
  3. Space Network and System Reverse Engineering
  4. Space Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
  5. Space Satellite Data Storage and Processing Forensic Analysis
  6. Space Computer Network Defense Service Provider Operations
  7. Space Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing and Defenses

Domain 4: Space Cybersecurity Mission Management
(5 Subdomains)

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

Domain 5: Space Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Warfare and Data Analytics
(7 Subdomains)

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

For more information, questions, comments, contact us.  For more information on CSSSP program visit us at issss.org or is4.org.

Other related programs to Certified Space Security Specialist Professional (CSSSP) Certifications are:

  • Space Cyber Infrastructure Specialist (SCIS)
  • Space Cyber Engineering Specialist (SCES)
  • Space Cyber Operations Specialist (SCOS)
  • Space Cyber Technology Professional (SCTP)
  • Space Cyber Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • Space Cyber Infrastructure Expert (SCIE)
  • Space Cyber Domain Expert (SCDE)
  • Space Cyber Manager (SCM)
  • Space Cyber Authority Expert (SCAE)
  • Space Cyber Application Specialist (SCAS)
  • Space Cyber Leadership Certificate (SCLC)

Certified Space Security Specialist Professional (CSSSP)

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