Resilience of Embedded Systems and
Communications for Space and Aviation

About us

OSMIUM

DIGITALIZATION
CONNECTIVITY
AEROSPACE
RESILIENT

OSMIUM is a cybersecurity company based in Spain and Italy, with the mission of safeguarding the aerospace industry's digital transformation and enabling the secure use of digitalization, connectivity, and SW-based spacecraft and aircraft to guarantee the safety, integrity, and resilience of its customer’s missions and operations

Space networking

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Space networks are currently being designed leveraging the mechanisms available for terrestrial networks. Many are suboptimal, given the challenges of the constellations and in some cases, these mechanisms need to be highly adapted or fully redesigned.

  • R&D of networking technologies in constrained environments
  • Requirements and design specification of intra- and inter-spacecraft communications and operations protocols
  • SW and support tools development for satellite network’s protocols and algorithms
  • Simulation, emulation and prototyping of space networks and assessment of their performance

Cybersecurity engineering for space

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Security by design is to break at the same time of building so as to fix and reinforce the weak spots to not simply strengthen a space system, but to embed antifragility into it, in order to withstand a shock and to improve because of it.

  • Threat analysis and risk assessment (TARA) of complex space systems
  • Security requirements specification to fulfil programme cybersecurity objectives
  • Vulnerability analysis to find security weaknesses of space vehicle or ground systems
  • Penetration testing of specific components or entire small satellite vehicle systems

Secure systems design & implementation

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The internet increasingly depends on space-enabled services and the operation of space assets increasingly relies on the internet. Traditional IT security expertise alone does not fulfil the needs of space systems and embedded security expertise is needed.

  • Secure boot and OTA updates for security throughout the entire lifetime of the system
  • Security measures for ground-space and space-space communication protocols
  • Fully customized and secure Linux distro for small satellites (e.g. for payload handling)
  • Hardening of real-time OS (e.g. RTEMS and FreeRTOS)

Cybersecurity engineering for aviation

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The aviation industry is quickly moving towards digitalization and this rapid development with widespread connectivity capabilities opens the aviation industry to new challenges and vulnerabilities with unprecedented risks.

  • Threat and risk assessment (TARA) of aviation systems in compliance with EUROCAE ED-202 & RTCA DO-326 series standards
  • Aircraft and systems security risk assessments
  • Identification of security controls based on risk assessments' findings
  • Definition of methodologies, procedures, and processes to perform the cybersecurity-related activities

Space networking

Space networks are currently being designed leveraging the mechanisms available for terrestrial networks. Many are suboptimal, given the challenges of the constellations and in some cases, these mechanisms need to be highly adapted or fully redesigned.

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  • R&D of networking technologies in constrained environments
  • Requirements and design specification of intra- and inter-spacecraft communications and operations protocols
  • SW and support tools development for satellite network’s protocols and algorithms
  • Simulation, emulation and prototyping of space networks and assessment of their performance

Cybersecurity engineering for space

Security by design is to break at the same time of building so as to fix and reinforce the weak spots to not simply strengthen a space system, but to embed antifragility into it, in order to withstand a shock and to improve because of it.

image
  • Threat analysis and risk assessment (TARA) of complex space systems
  • Security requirements specification to fulfil programme cybersecurity objectives
  • Vulnerability analysis to find security weaknesses of space vehicle or ground systems
  • Penetration testing of specific components or entire small satellite vehicle systems

Secure systems design & implementation

The internet increasingly depends on space-enabled services and the operation of space assets increasingly relies on the internet. Traditional IT security expertise alone does not fulfil the needs of space systems and embedded security expertise is needed.

image
  • Secure boot and OTA updates for security throughout the entire lifetime of the system
  • Security measures for ground-space and space-space communication protocols
  • Fully customized and secure Linux distro for small satellites (e.g. for payload handling)
  • Hardening of real-time OS (e.g. RTEMS and FreeRTOS)

Cybersecurity engineering for aviation

The aviation industry is quickly moving towards digitalization and this rapid development with widespread connectivity capabilities opens the aviation industry to new challenges and vulnerabilities with unprecedented risks.

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  • Threat and risk assessment (TARA) of aviation systems in compliance with EUROCAE ED-202 & RTCA DO-326 series standards
  • Aircraft and systems security risk assessments
  • Identification of security controls based on risk assessments' findings
  • Definition of methodologies, procedures, and processes to perform the cybersecurity-related activities

Space networking

image

Space networks are currently being designed leveraging the mechanisms available for terrestrial networks. Many are suboptimal, given the challenges of the constellations and in some cases, these mechanisms need to be highly adapted or fully redesigned.

  • R&D of networking technologies in constrained environments
  • Requirements and design specification of intra- and inter-spacecraft communications and operations protocols
  • SW and support tools development for satellite network’s protocols and algorithms
  • Simulation, emulation and prototyping of space networks and assessment of their performance

Cybersecurity engineering for space

Security by design is to break at the same time of building so as to fix and reinforce the weak spots to not simply strengthen a space system, but to embed antifragility into it, in order to withstand a shock and to improve because of it.

  • Threat analysis and risk assessment (TARA) of complex space systems
  • Security requirements specification to fulfil programme cybersecurity objectives
  • Vulnerability analysis to find security weaknesses of space vehicle or ground systems
  • Penetration testing of specific components or entire small satellite vehicle systems
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Secure systems design & implementation

image

The internet increasingly depends on space-enabled services and the operation of space assets increasingly relies on the internet. Traditional IT security expertise alone does not fulfil the needs of space systems and embedded security expertise is needed.

  • Secure boot and OTA updates for security throughout the entire lifetime of the system
  • Security measures for ground-space and space-space communication protocols
  • Fully customized and secure Linux distro for small satellites (e.g. for payload handling)
  • Hardening of real-time OS (e.g. RTEMS and FreeRTOS)

Cybersecurity engineering for aviation

The aviation industry is quickly moving towards digitalization and this rapid development with widespread connectivity capabilities opens the aviation industry to new challenges and vulnerabilities with unprecedented risks.

  • Threat and risk assessment (TARA) of aviation systems in compliance with EUROCAE ED-202 & RTCA DO-326 series standards
  • Aircraft and systems security risk assessments
  • Identification of security controls based on risk assessments' findings
  • Definition of methodologies, procedures, and processes to perform the cybersecurity-related activities
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Our vision is to create a secure environment where aerospace companies can thrive and make a secure use of the key advancements that the digitalization, massive connectivity and SW-based components in spacecraft and aircraft are bringing to the industry.

Our unwavering commitment is to empower our customers by providing them with robust, cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions that ensure the safety, integrity, and resilience of their missions and operations.

Our Team

THE PROFESSIONALS YOU WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH

Telecommunications, informatics and data scientists that work across disciplines and apply rigorous cutting-edge research to make a positive difference in society and create sustainable impact. Our culture is based on delivering high-quality outputs, through our commitment and passion for what we do and an open and collaborative environment.

Experienced and high-impact profiles willing to make a positive difference in society

All our team has 10+ years working in academia and industry in their specific fields

European Commission technical experts in space and cybersecurity

Technical advisors of established companies and start-ups in the new space economy

Business acumen with several years of strategy and management consulting experience in aerospace

We are always looking for talented experts with great ideas and willingness to be part of a passionate group of people.

Professors in European and Latin American Universities

OUR MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Contact

Osmium Italy SRL *
P.IVA 12914450015
info@osmium.solutions

Osmium Spain SL
CIF B67579763
info@osmium.solutions

* Osmium Italy SRL is participating in the ESA Business Incubation Centre Turin