Virtual Angle BV’s at the 3rd ESA International Security Symposium (ISS)

The European Space Agency’s Security Office held the third ESA International Security Symposium at ESRIN on 13–14 February under the theme ‘Big Data And Security: A New Challenge For “Space”?’, welcoming around 150 experts in the field of security in national and international organisations, as well as industry.

The event was a unique opportunity to address security issues among public and private international and national organisations about the hot topic of big data and security.

The quality of the panel speakers was one of the many factors that made the Symposium a success. Keynote speakers representing international organisations such as ENISA, Europol, ITU, EUSC and INFN, National Security Authorities of ESA Member States, Universities and Industries such as Symantec, Microsoft, Airbus and Silver Athena addressed important security issues they are facing and the manner in which the subjects are dealt with in each of these organisations.

Virtual Angle BV was represented in the exhibition area with a stand where PISA (Personnel Information Security Administration) was demonstrated to potential clients.


The Virtual Angle BV ‘s director, Mr. Pedro Branco, made a presentation, during the Session 3 of the second day of the Symposium. This Session addressed the following topics: “What are the requirements for a reliable software tools able to capture, curate, manage, and process data within acceptable service indicators?”. Pedro’s presentation was entitled “Big Data Security and Privacy Challenges”

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About PISA

PISA (Personnel Information Security Administration) is an information system which supports the handling of the request procedure related to obtaining personnel security clearances for staff and contractors and related administrative follow up and verifications of validity. it also supports the supervision of the Request for Visit (RFV) procedure for visits to classified facilities.
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About ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

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About Virtual Angle BV

Virtual Angle BV is a global provider of integrated systems in the areas of Information Technologies, Security, Design, Communication and Branding. Virtual Angle BV has offices in Noordwijk (The Netherlands), and since its creation, in 2004, Virtual Angle BV. is committed to offer competent, professional expertise and teamwork providing excellent services and products with efficiency, integrity and cost-effectiveness. By doing so, the company has worked with some of the most prestigious organizations at the international level, such as the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission among several other relevant organizations.

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