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ENISA helps with the Galileo Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) setting up process

Published on March 04, 2014

A delegation with representatives from the European GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) Agency met with ENISA experts in Athens today (4th March).

The objective of the meeting was the exchange of information and the provision of support by ENISA with the Galileo CSIRT setting up process.

Among the key points of the meeting agenda were:

  • High-level view of the Galileo system
  • CERT services and tools
  • Good practice for public/governmental bodies
  • Threat landscape mapping and information exchange


Galileo is the European global satellite-based navigation system. As the use of satellite-based navigation systems continues to expand, the implications of potential signal failure become even greater. Such an event, whether accidental or intentional, would jeopardise financial and communications activities, public utilities, security and humanitarian operations and emergency services.

As far back as the early 1990s, the European Union saw the need for a European-controlled global satellite navigation system. The decision to build one was taken in the spirit of other well-known European endeavours, such as the Ariane launcher and Airbus.

See also:

ENISA’s  step-by-step approach on how to setup a CSIRT (in 26 languages)

ENISA CERT Exercises and training material (includes 29 different training scenarios)



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