On 8th April, Airbus Defence and Space has announced the acquisition of DSI Datensicherheit GmbH (DSI DS), a German-based company that provides cryptography and communication systems for Space, Airborne and Naval & Ground that is certified by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).
The acquisition follows a longstanding partnership between the two companies. DSI DS will be fully owned by the Airbus Defence and Space GmbH and operate under a new name, Aerospace Data Security GmbH. This will further strengthen Airbus’ cryptography capabilities and enhance the development of end-to-end secured systems.
Cryptography is a key aspect for building secure systems. This acquisition will strengthen our cybersecurity capacities and enable us to create significant value for our customers, said Andreas Lindenthal, Head of Airbus Space Systems Germany. Cyber-protection is critically important for any system supporting critical infrastructure. Space based systems are no exception. Airbus and DSI DS have a history of partnering on important products and we are excited to continue our success with the start of Aerospace Data Security GmbH’.
The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.