Atos wins R&D project with ESA to improve cybersecurity of satellite testing platforms

Paris, France, and Vienna, Austria – October 5, 2021

Atos has been awarded a agreement by the European Place Agency (ESA) underneath ARTES C&G method to build a product or service to improve the cybersecurity of Electrical Floor Assist Tools (EGSE) platforms which test the electrical technique of satellites before they are currently being launched.

As cyber pitfalls no for a longer period end at terrestrial borders, Atos will concentrate on developing systems that protect against and counter cyber-attacks trying to find to acquire regulate or to injury satellites or testing devices in the course of testing section. This requires spanning all systems to determine latest and potential vulnerabilities, mapping all probable threats, building new protection attributes, ensuring finish targeted traffic encryption, guaranteeing interaction integrity, and repeatedly checking the protection. Atos is the European leader in cybersecurity services with a international group of in excess of six,000 protection professionals and will use its experience to make certain satellites are safe and sound and secure.

Atos is delighted to lead with ESA to this step forward in guarding ESA satellites. This job signifies a main challenge for Atos as, till now, electrical testing was operated offline in a closed and controllable surroundings – which did not have to have any specific protection mechanisms. As procedures evolve and distant functions are now carried out on line from distant locations, it is important to adopt correct cybersecurity actions. In this system, a lot of extended-proven distant protocols (SCPI, easy telnet, PUS/EDEN) will have to be secured – which could have the influence of setting new benchmarks across the entire EGSE industry.

“We are delighted to convey our cybersecurity experience to the satcom community to secure the EGSE systems we have been building and mastering for a lot of decades. It is a true honor to lead to this evolution of the satellite industry.” explained Bruno Milard, VP, Head of Aerospace and Protection Electronics at Atos.

This job is co-funded by ESA and its effects will serve the Satcom business and institutional market. Additional info about the study job and about Atos’ solutions for electrical satellite testing


About Atos

Atos is a international leader in digital transformation with a hundred and five,000 workers and yearly profits of in excess of € 11 billion. European number a person in cybersecurity, cloud and substantial effectiveness computing, the Group offers personalized conclude-to-conclude solutions for all industries in seventy one countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and solutions, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clientele. Atos operates underneath the makes Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the Subsequent 20 Paris Stock Index.

The objective of Atos is to enable layout the potential of the info room. Its experience and services help the improvement of awareness, education and learning and study in a multicultural approach and lead to the improvement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the planet, the Group allows its buyers and workers, and users of societies at massive to live, do the job and build sustainably, in a safe and sound and secure info room.

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About ESA

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The Telecommunications and Integrated Apps Directorate (TIA) supports innovation to boost the competitiveness of European industry in the international room market. This requires a extensive variety of things to do, from room-based mostly engineering, systems, product or service for telecommunications improvement to the down-to-Earth application of room-based mostly services. It also calls for engagement with a extensive variety of industrial, tutorial and institutional partners.