Space and cyber security

Dr Bleddyn E. Bowen, Lecturer in International Relations at HyPIR, is in Bucharest to present on a panel and lead workshops on space and cyber security issues with space practitioners from NATO, the European Space Agency, the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs, and a range of doctoral students and early career professionals in the European space community. The workshop takes place over two days and is hosted by the University Politehnica of Bucharest.

The European Space Generation Workshop seeks to:

-          To strengthen the regional network of the students and young professionals in the European region and to build the bridge between today’s and tomorrow’s space sector leaders and professionals;

-          To identify upcoming space sector challenges and opportunities, targeting to support future European and global policy initiatives to provide inputs from the next generation of the space professionals;

-          To provide inspiring workshops, panels and presentations in order to encourage youth contribution to space on topics from entrepreneurship to space explorations, sustainability, emerging new actors or cybersecurity.

Based on his research, Bleddyn brings a substantial degree of expertise on the security and military aspects of contemporary space activities, and the threats the space environment and all actors in outer space face as space technology increases in importance in the 21st century.