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"Prevention, protection and REaction to CYber attackS to critical infrastructures"

Objective

"Today, attackers are using more sophisticated technologies, making existing “add-on” security solutions obsolete or insufficient, and the number of stakeholders involved –both human and machines– is always increasing. Thus, design and embedding of new security mechanisms directly into the systems is needed to drastically increase reliability and security levels, and provide higher levels of resilience.

To make the current situation even more challenging, the global financial crisis has imposed unprecedented budgetary restrictions to both the public and private sectors. This means that any new security solution must be both technically efficient and financially cost-effective, facilitating the protection of previous investments and the flexible incremental evolution of the security systems protecting European CI.

To tackle these challenges, PRECYSE will define, develop and validate a methodology, an architecture and a set of technologies and tools to improve –by design– the security, reliability and resilience of the ICT systems supporting the Critical Infrastructures (CI).

It will build on previous research and existing standards, and will pay due attention to performance demands of current CI systems, as well as to relevant privacy, legal and ethical issues.

The solutions proposed by PRECYSE will be validated in two demonstrations in the domains of transport and energy. All the process will be strongly user-driven, with not only two high profile user organisations forming part of PRECYSE consortium, but also a powerful User Group which spans through multiple application domains –energy, transport, defence and police forces, utilities, public authorities, etc.- and all European regions, from Southern Europe to Scandinavia. The project will carry out a strong community building effort and activities aimed at preparing the large scale adoption of the project results."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
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Coordinator

ETRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Address
Calle Tres Forques 147
46014 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 709 000
Administrative Contact
Antonio Ortín (Mr.)

Participants (8)

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 396 141,28
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Felix Schröpfer (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 495 618,28
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 250 258,80
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rory Jordan (Mr.)
SKYTEK LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 351 600
Address
32 Lower Leeson Street
2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sarah Bourke (Dr.)
THALES ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 338 085
Address
Via Provinciale Lucchese 33
50019 Sesto Fiorentino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rosalba Tassone (Dr.)
UNIVERSITETET I AGDER
Norway
EU contribution
€ 485 000
Address
Universitetsveien 25
4604 Kristiansand
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Magne Aasheim Knudsen (Mr.)
AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 116 440
Address
Plaza Ayuntamiento 1
46002 Valencia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Casañ (Mr.)
LINZ STROM GmbH fur Energieerzeugung, -handel, -dienstleistungen und Telekommunikation
Austria
EU contribution
€ 150 649,12
Address
Wiener Strasse
4021 Linz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl Rossegger (Mr.)