About Us

Prof. Gregory Falco, an Assistant Professor at Cornell University and has been at the forefront of critical infrastructure and space system security in both industry and academia for the past decade. His research entitled Cybersecurity Principles for Space Systems was highly influential in the recent Space Policy Directive-5, which shared the same title. Prof. Falco led a research team selected as the inaugural university cohort tasked with improving automatic hazard detection and avoidance for Space Force’s Hyperspace Challenge and collaborates closely with NASA JPL on cubesat cybersecurity research. He has been listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 for his inventions and contributions to critical infrastructure cyber security. Falco has been published in Science for his work on cyber risk. 

Prof. Falco serves on the Leadership Council for the Maine Spaceport Complex, as an advisor to the Space Generation Advisory Council’s Security Project Group, as a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Space Systems Critical Infrastructure Working Group and on the board of directors for bluShift – the bio-fueled uber of smallsat launch. He is also a Cyber Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, Research Affiliate at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Falco completed his postdoc at Stanford University, PhD at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, master’s degree at Columbia University and bachelor’s degree at Cornell University.