In the world of satellite communication, authentication is a crucial aspect of ensuring the security and integrity of these systems. End-to-end authentication, which involves verifying the identity of every end point in a communication system, is an effective way to prevent unauthorized access or tampering with sensitive data.
As the reliance on space communication continues to grow, so does the need for robust #cybersecurity measures to protect against various types of cyber threats. One effective way to enhance the security of space communication is through the use of hardware encryption based on Skudo HSM (Hardware Security Module), which is made in Europe.
In the modern era of space communication, the management of data protocols is a critical aspect of ensuring the security and efficiency of these systems. One approach that has gained traction in recent years is the use of a single encryption chip to manage these protocols.
Hardware-based encryption is an important aspect of satellite communication, as it ensures the confidentiality and integrity of the data being transmitted. One way to implement hardware-based encryption is through the use of a hardware security module (HSM). An HSM is a physical device that is specifically designed to store and protect cryptographic keys, as well as perform encryption and decryption operations.
We are excited to announce that the European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a contract to CGI Estonia and Skudo OÜ to develop a hardware-based end-to-end encryption and authentication solution for satellite data communication to be validated in space on board of the OPS-SAT (a LEO satellite orbiting at 500 km from Earth).
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