Operational security

Operational security is at the heart of EUSPA. It involves implementing robust measures to safeguard sensitive information, assets and operations. It is essential to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of EU space-related assets.

By employing advanced encryption protocols, access controls and cybersecurity frameworks and establishing risk assessment procedures to enhance preparedness and resilience against potential security threats or disruptions, operational security helps mitigate risks associated with unauthorized access, data breaches and cyber threats. It also involves implementing physical security measures to protect infrastructure, facilities, and equipment critical to space operations.

By prioritizing operational security, the EU Space Programme can maintain trust, reliability, and continuity in its space-related endeavours, fostering innovation and collaboration in the space domain.

EUSPA is responsible for the operational security of Galileo and EGNOS. The Agency is therefore carrying out risk and threat analysis and all the necessary activities to ensure and monitor the security of these components, in particular setting of technical specifications and operational procedures, and monitor their compliance with the general security requirements referred to in the EU Space regulation. It is ensured through various departments of the agency:  

The Security Operations and Monitoring Department, managing the Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC), the Security Authority Department and the Engineering Department, in support to the Galileo and EGNOS Departments. 

In conclusion, operational security is not just a priority but a fundamental imperative at EUSPA.