The certification stands for transparency: The ISO 27001 standard adresses the risk-oriented implementation and maintenance of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) in companies. Therefore the international standard is a proven tool to achieve a comprehensive and efficient information security.
Subject of this certification is the establishment and implementation of the ISMS for the operations of earth observation satellites. This includes servers, networks, network components and workstations of the German Space Operations Center and all other relevant support processes.
The implementation of an ISO 27001 compliant ISMS includes the rollout of technical protection measures and the implementation of organizational and personnel measures in an integrated manner. Most outstanding is the full integration of the ISMS in the operational processes as well as of the existing ISO 9001 certified management processes right from the beginning.
The ISMS of DLR Space Operations will be further developed and deepened during ongoing operations. As part of the annual review, the development of the ISMS will be audited regularly.
About the German Space Operations Center
The German Space Operations Center (GSOC) of DLR-Space Operations is the central institution for spaceflight operations in Germany. Here, groundbreaking space projects requiring top-level security are realized and new ideas for spaceflight of tomorrow are developed.
DLR Space Operations covers the following areas:
Since 1969 the Space Operation of the German Aerospace Center DLR has been successfully operating space flight missions. During more than 60 missions with different applications DLR demonstrated its competence in operating spacecraft of all kinds. This responsibility includes satellite missions for earth observation, communication and reconaissance missions as well as for the exploration of the solar system and human spaceflight missions. Furthermore, astronauts are trained, space experiments are prepared and sounding rockets are developed and launched from sites around the world.