Details of the offer for Cyber Accreditation Officer H/F at European Union Agency for the Space Programme in Prague

We are looking for two Cyber Accreditation Officers who will support the cyber-related accreditation activities of the department and contribute actively to the fulfilment of the Agency’s regulatory responsibilities related to security accreditation.

One position is devoted to the EU Space programme components - Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus and SSA; the other position is devoted to GOVSATCOM and IRIS2, in line with the applicable legislation.

The Cyber Accreditation Officers will report to the Head of Department or one of team leaders and will be entrusted in particular to drive/contribute to assurance activities in the following areas:

  1. Cyber security architecture audit;
  2. Cyber security configuration audit;
  3. Penetration testing;
  4. Cyber organisational and physical audit.

The above tasks will be carried out through documentation analysis, on-site inspections of the EU space programme components’ facilities (e.g. in Italy, Germany, France or Spain), interviews and penetration testing.

The Cyber Accreditation Officers shall adopt a global vision of the EU space programme component’s system under audit and its organisation and be able to identify the vulnerabilities present in the architecture, configuration, organisation processes of the audited system and to propose the appropriate recommendations to remedy the vulnerabilities discovered.

In addition to core tasks, the Cyber Accreditation Officers will participate as necessary to other tasks of the department, such as:

  • Perform security assessment (including via documentation reviews and via penetration testing) on EU space programme infrastructures and operations, in order to assess possible vulnerabilities, their criticality, assess related mitigation measures provided by Programme;
  • Participate in relevant Programme reviews and technical meetings, and report on these to ensure findings are addressed, possible non-compliance to the system security baseline is identified, new security risks are known and security measures are defined to reduce such risks to acceptable levels;
  • Examine security risk analysis related to the Components of the Space Programme;
  • Draft security accreditation reports and notes supporting the SAB decisions;
  • Support meeting organisation and administrative tasks needed for the functioning of the SAB and its bodies;
  • Contribute to the management of security accreditation contract activities, such as draft contracts, participate to procurement phases, manage the awarded contracts and associated contractors, coordinate contractors’ activities, review deliverables;
  • Contribute to other tasks of the Department, as necessary;
  • Liaise with other departments, notably in the area of Administration, to ensure the execution of related corporate tasks, such as planning, reporting, administration, financial & budget management, risk management.