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CRitical Infrastructure Security AnaLysIS

Objective

"The CRISALIS project aims at providing new means to secure critical infrastructure environments from targeted attacks, carried out by resourceful and motivated individuals. The recent discovery of a malware called Stuxnet, show that these threats are already a reality. Their success in infiltrating Critical Infrastructure environments is calling attention on the ineffectiveness of standard security mechanisms at detecting them. Stuxnet is believed to have been operating undetected for almost one year leveraging multiple vulnerabilities that were previously unknown, and has been discovered only as a consequence to an operational anomaly that triggered the attention of the field operators. This fact clearly shows that our methods to find vulnerabilities and detect ongoing or successful attacks in critical infrastructure environments are not sufficient.

CRISALIS focuses on these two aspects: detection of vulnerabilities and attacks in critical infrastructure environments. We focus on two different, yet interlinked, use cases that are typical for the power grid infrastructure: control systems based on SCADA protocols and the Advanced Metering Infrastructure. CRISALIS leverages the unique characteristics of critical infrastructure environments to produce novel practical mechanisms and techniques for their security assessment and protection. This is achieved by pursuing three main research objectives: (i) providing new methodologies and techniques to secure critical infrastructure systems; (ii) providing new tools to detect intrusions; (iii) developing new, more effective, techniques to analyze infected systems. Particular attention is paid to ensure the practical implementation of these techniques in real-world environments, and to minimize the impact on operations, goals which are attainable thanks to the direct involvement in the process of end users and device manufacturers who provide expertise and realistic test environments to validate the proposed methodologies."

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Coordinator

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 676 757,79
Administrative Contact
Caroline Wagner-Winter (Ms.)

Participants (9)

LIANDER NV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 238 740
Address
Utrechtseweg 68
6812 AH Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pieter Peren (Mr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 594 445,22
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Axel Persson (Mr.)
ENEL INGEGNERIA E RICERCA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 161 116
Address
Via Mantova 24
00198 Rome
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Gentili (Dr.)
EURECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 426 927,65
Address
Route Des Chappes 450 Campus Sophiatech
06410 Biot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claire Cristofaro (Ms.)
FORESCOUT TECHNOLOGIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 446 193,28
Address
John F Kennedylaan 2, 7E Verdieping
5612 AB Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Damiano Bolzoni (Dr.)
NORTONLIFELOCK IRELAND LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
Address
Barrow Street South Bank House 6Th Floor
D04TR29 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Corrado Leita (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 552 534,22
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Benno J. Pals (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 101 360
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frank Kargl (Prof.)
NORTONLIFELOCK FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 228 313,63
Address
17 Avenue De L'arche
92671 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthew Elder (Dr.)