Empyrean Technology Solutions, a space technology company backed by Madison Dearborn Partners, has led a series C funding round in SpiderOak, a cybersecurity service company for space systems.

SpiderOak’s latest funding works to allow the company to complete on-orbit testing and flight heritage of OrbitSecure 2.0. The company also aims to establish its headquarters in Reston, Va. Additionally, SpiderOak looks to develop a space cybersecurity laboratory for hardware in the loop qualification testing for OrbitSecure and custom mission partner services. The series C round included additional investments from Method Capital and OCA Ventures.

“Space is a demanding environment in many ways and SpiderOak’s proven zero-trust solution, using its patented distributed ledger tech, is well positioned to address these cyber threats head-on,” says Charles Beames, executive chairman of SpiderOak. “This oversubscribed Series C round by true industry leaders highlights their trust in our ability to solve this problem for both government and commercial customers.”