Brightsight is a security laboratory based in the Netherlands that performs evaluations of devices, components and applications against security requirements set by private and international schemes.
Brightsight has more than 15 years of experience with space security pre-evaluations, evaluations, certifications and recertifications. We have performed more than 8 full security evaluations and over 35 delta evaluations within the Galileo programme, the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) built by the EU in cooperation with ESA.
Although we are accredited by various government security schemes, most of these certifications were performed under the Netherlands Scheme for Certification in the Area of IT Security (NSCIB). Over the years, this has led to an efficient and predictable evaluation- and certification process.
Brightsight has a significant and dedicated space team. Its members have been screened to work with EU classified information and other highly sensitive domains. We have dedicated facilities certified by the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service of the Netherlands for holding classified information.
The Brightsight Space Team is specialised in secure telecommunication, network management and key management in order to evaluate the products against the relevant standards or requirements. The team has expert knowledge of technologies such as quantum-proof key generation and distribution, anti-jamming, anti-spoofing, cryptography and threat simulation, and secure and robust telemetry. In addition to the specific expertise of our Space Team, Brightsight has extensive experience in many other security evaluation techniques such as crypto, side channel and perturbation attacks.
Predictability and time to market are key for our customers in the space industry. To avoid any unexpected security issues during an evaluation, Brightsight offers services to assist in the developer’s design and implementation phase from an evaluation perspective. This way, security can be built into the product from the beginning. It also increases the efficiency of the evaluation process, reducing time to market.
Brightsight adds value to security-related activities in space applications through our expertise in the field of IT security, which covers hardware and software components and devices, technical aspects as well as the evaluation and certification process itself, and all levels of security assurance, from the basic to the highest levels.