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Onboard Satellite Intrusion Detection System, eClypse, achieves TRL 6 Milestone and is Looking for In-Orbit Testing Partners at CYSAT 2024

OTTAWA - April 25, 2024—Dominant Information Solutions Canada (DISC) Inc. is a Canadian cyber security company known for advising on many of the nation's highest-profile cyber breaches. Funded by the Canadian Department of National Defence's IDeAs program, DISC is proud to announce that it has achieved a significant milestone by reaching Technology Readiness Level 6 (TRL 6) for eClypse, its onboard satellite Intrusion Detection System (IDS).


After years of development and testing on multiple flat sats in their Space Lab, DISC is excited to form more strategic partnerships that will enable eClypse to be tested in space. With interest increasing overseas, DISC is now planning its expansion to Europe.


There are many state-of-the-art cyber security systems available to protect satellites from an attack, but as we've seen in the past, hackers always seem to be one step ahead of the latest encryption codes or firewalls. Too often, the most secure satellites get hacked with massive financial and security implications, like the attack on Viasat at the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


"Satellite operators should be able to answer the question of ‘Is my satellite compromised’, although most cannot. This gap in onboard cyber security monitoring and detection was DISC's rationale for developing eClypse, which follows security by design principles enabling satellites to reach a Zero Trust security standard. When a satellite's existing security is defeated, eClypse is the missing onboard satellite intrusion detection tool to alert ground station operators of a hack that could easily go unnoticed. This knowledge then informs what actions are needed to quickly remove the threat and restore the operation of the satellite, minimizing the impact (cost) on the operator." said Nicholas Scheurkogel, CEO of Dominant Information Solutions Canada (DISC) Inc.


As the company celebrates reaching TRL 6 for eClypse, it looks forward to forging strategic partnerships that will propel it toward achieving TRL levels 7 and above. Collaborative efforts will enable the realisation of eClypse's full potential, cementing its position as a game-changing technology within the area of satellite cyber security.


Media interested in arranging an interview with Nicholas Scheurkogel or Marc Kneppers from Dominant Information Solutions Canada (DISC) can contact Shannon Clement by e-mail at marketing@dominantisc.ca.

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For inquiries regarding partnership opportunities and further information about eClypse, please contact marc@dominantisc.ca.


About DISC: DISC solves cyber security problems faced by the public and private sectors. Its products and professional services provide unique solutions to high-profile and complex cyber security breaches and threats. Over the years, it has carefully selected talent with niche strengths to position itself for growth opportunities, most recently in the space sector, where it is helping to shape the future of satellite cybersecurity.


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