The Cosmo SkyMed and MUSIS Projects both involve verification of satellite systems’ protection from cyberattacks. The Cosmo SkyMed is a low-orbit, dual-use (civil and defence) Earth observation satellite system operating in the X-band, while MUSIS is a Multinational Space-based Imaging System for surveillance, reconnaissance and observation. Both these projects began for use in the defence sector and were subsequently applied to civil use as well.
Our involvement in the SkyMed project was in:
For the MUSIS project, we were involved as part of the classified security design team. One of the main activities addressed was the analysis of security constraints belonging to each system, concerning the interoperability.
We proactively participated to the preliminary definition of the security architecture concerning: