Galileo Security Monitoring Centre

The Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC) is an integral part of the Galileo infrastructure based on two sites: one in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, close to Paris, (France) and one in San Martín de la Vega, close to Madrid (Spain). 

The GSMC, organised as a Security Operations Centre (SOC)  monitors and takes action regarding security and cyber-security threats and alerts, and in particular the operational status of the Galileo system’s components. The purpose of this monitoring is to detect accidental or deliberate security events that could cause a disruption to the programme’s services.The GSMC is also responsible for managing access to the Public Regulated Service (PRS) and ensures that sensitive information relating to the use of the PRS is properly managed and protected. The Centre also provides PRS and Galileo security expertise and analysis.

In the event of a threat to the security of the Union or of one or more of its Member States1 or to mitigate serious harm to the essential interests of the Union or of one or more of its Member States arising from the deployment, operation or use of the systems set up and services provided under the components of the Union Space Programme; or in the event of a threat to the operation of any of those systems or the provision of those services, the Council shall issue instructions to the EUSPA, and the GSMC is responsible for implementing these instructions.

The role of the GSMC is expected to be extended also to other components of the Union Space Programme.