LAUSANNE, Switzerland, November 10th, 2021 – The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a contract to CYSEC, a cybersecurity company headquartered in Switzerland, to develop end-to-end protection of governmental data exchanged over satellites, under ESA’s Strategic Programme Line Space Systems for Safety and Security (ARTES 4S).
About the European Space Agency
The European Space Agency is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. ESA is an international organization with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country. In 2019, ESA Member States decided to focus their efforts in the domain of safety and security by the creation of a Strategic Programme Line named “Space Systems for Safety and Security” (4S) under ESA Telecommunication Programme ARTES (Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems). The deployment of advanced satellite systems and their safe circulation in space are crucial for resilient and secure connectivity on Earth. ESA’s ARTES 4S combines the two to work on safe, secure, sustainable, and scalable space systems, and their seamless integration in public and private terrestrial networks. ESA’s ARTES 4S launches, conducts and co-finances feasibility studies, pilots, and projects, to test and demonstrate routine and crisis management systems for safety and security that is “made in Europe”.
For more information, please visit artes.esa.int
About CYSEC SA
CYSEC SA is a data security company headquartered at the EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne, Switzerland, whose mission is to shorten the time-to-market of innovative services by facilitating their integration into a trusted IT environment. In order to achieve its mission, CYSEC developed “ARCA”, a confidential computing platform protecting software applications manipulating sensitive data. CYSEC focuses on the provision of its cybersecurity solutions in four vertical sectors, namely financial services, IoT, space and telecoms.
VP Space, CYSEC