15, March 2022

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-11076
Open Date: 14/03/2022 11:09 CEST
Closing Date: 25/04/2022 13:00 CEST

Cyber ranges are useful security facilities developed to support the training of security operations, the exercising of security defence, the testing of system and countermeasure updates. Their scope is typically network and application layers, which can be virtualized, providing a cost-effective facility for the identified purposes.Missions implementing security countermeasures at space communications will benefit from a facility capable to recreate attacks and exercise defences. It will allow to support integration, testing and training of mission operations security.Cyber range extension to include the radio level is a novel proposition, a challenge (radio equipment are not easy to virtualize, real equipment is preferred) but useful since it allows to have a full system security model. Interactions between radio-level attacks and network/application operations/performance can be exercised (tested, characterized and learned). Radio-level equipment security can be characterized and validated under realistic system model.The following tasks are planned for this activity: Develop a simulator of relevant satellite and ground segment functions. Develop testing procedures of physical and network layer cybersecurity. Develop methodologies (e.g. attack techniques) and adversarial capabilities. Integrate in cyber range. Validate using identified attack scenarios. Develop a procedure for space domain security to be used for personnel of specific space mission systems.

Estabilishment: ESTEC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Authorised Contact Person: Franziska Isabella Erkelens-Sickinger
Initiating Service: TEC-ESS
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0904-611 – GSTP Element 1 Dev
Tender Type: Open Competition
Open To Tenderers From: BE
Technology Keywords: 6-A-V-Telecom Security Techniques and Technologies / 6-C-I-TT&C System Tools / 8-B-II-Data Exchange
Products Keywords: 2-L-3-a-X-band, S-Band, Ka band,… / Near Earth application, Deep space application, … / Platform vs Payload / 2-L-5-a-SW for RF Comm. design, analysis, simulation, etc. / 4-E-2-a-Laboratories equipment (spectrum analysers, power meters,…) / 4-E-2-b-Other

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