3, January 2022

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-10957
Open Date: 03/01/2022 11:51 CEST
Closing Date: 15/02/2022 13:00 CEST

The objective of this activity is to apply cyber security technologies, processes and best practices to protect the integrity and confidentiality of data from Manufacturing Assembly Integration or Testing process. To produce guidelines for the secure exchange of data between different industrial partners.Description: With the growing trend of industrial digitalization, Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Testing (MAIT) processes rely ever more in digital files and network connectivity. In the advanced manufacturing field, Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a clear example of this digitalization. In AM, fromdesign to the final product the information is processed and exchanged via computer files and network connection, allowing a freedom of access and utilisation of the data.On the other hand, this digitalisation opens the MAIT processes to new cyber threats, starting in product integrity to intellectual property theft and company brand risk. Hence, there is a growing concern in industry, and in particular in the space sector, on how to understand and detect potential cyber threats, and to safeguard the different processes from these threats.As such, this activity intends to assess the potential applicability of the current cyber security tools in the protection of the integrity and confidentiality of data from MAIT processes for the space industry. A clearidentification of the data to protect and of the cyber risks is necessary in order to select and tailor the current cyber security tools to a selected MAIT process. Finally the validation and risk assessment of the use of the developed tools shall be performed.At the end of this activity, it is expected to obtain guidelines and best practices in cyber security to protect and safely exchange the data from MAIT processes. In addition, increased awareness on cyber risks in space industry is envisioned. Therefore, the main tasks of this activity include: Selection of case study targeting a digital-based MAIT process; Analysis of the potential cyber threats and risks associated to the selected process; Trade-off of the current cyber security tools and selection of the most promising (at least 2), considering the threats and risks identified above; Configuration or tailoring of the selected tools to be fit-for-purpose for the data from MAIT process; Integration of the tools in a representative demonstrator; Testing, performance assessment and validation of the selected tool; Preparation of guidelines for space industry on cyber security of data for the selected process, based on the output of the previous task; Assessment of the applicability of the developed guidelines to other MAIT processes in the space sector.

Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. Quality
Estabilishment: ESTEC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Authorised Contact Person: Maxime Nicolas Gislain Guy
Initiating Service: TEC-SWT
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0904-611 – GSTP Element 1 Dev
Tender Type: Open Competition
Open To Tenderers From: BE
Technology Keywords: 2-A-II-Advanced software functions
Products Keywords: 2-M-4-e-Other

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