EUSPA’s mission is multifaceted and includes, among other responsibilities, the overall safety and security of the EU Space Programme and its components in space and on the ground. It guarantees that Europe’s positioning systems, Galileo and EGNOS emit secure signals and that their respective ground infrastructures (sensors, antennas, stations) remain intact. Moreover, EUSPA provides security expertise to other components of the Space Programme such as GOVSATCOM and the Space Situational Awareness.
The issued procurement (OJ contract Notice 2023/S 140-447337) will cover support to the SAB secretariat including to the secretariat of its Subordinate Bodies and security assurance support with respect to the accreditation activities necessary for the governmental infrastructure and services of the new EU space Programme component, IRIS2.
The tender documents are available here
The security accreditation activities of the SAB encompass Galileo, EGNOS, GOVSATCOM, SSA, Copernicus and IRIS2. The tasks include, among others, support in core security accreditation activities such as assessment of compliance status of security requirements, security risk assessment, security audits including cyber audits, and penetration testing.
A dedicated webinar will take place on 22 August 2023 at 10:30 CEST. You can join the webinar here.
The deadline for submissions is 11 September 2023 - 23:59 (Brussels time).
About the Security Accreditation Board
The SAB is the security accreditation authority for all of the EU Space Programme’s components. It ensures that systems comply with the relevant security requirements and provides statements of approval to operate the systems and services with the objective that the EU space-based services and data can be used by the EU citizens in a trusted way.
An independent body within EUSPA, the SAB is composed of a representative from each Member State, the Commission, and the High Representative for the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The SAB decisions are taken by professionals in a strictly independent manner including with regard to the European Commission and other bodies such as EUSPA or ESA that are responsible for the implementation of the components and provision of services.
More information on the SAB way of working can be found in the SAB Rules of Procedure.
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