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Enhancing Critical Infrastructure Protection with innovative SECurity framework

Objective

In recent years, the majority of the world's Critical Infrastructures CIs evolved to become more flexible, cost efficient and able to offer better services and conditions for business opportunities. Towards this evolution, CIs and companies offering CI services had to adopt many of the recent advances of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) field. This adaptation however, was rather hasty and without thorough evaluation of its impact on security. The result was to leave CIs vulnerable to a who the new set of threats and attacks that impose high levels of risk to the public safety, economy and welfare of the population. In so far, the main approach to protect CIs is to handle them as comprehensive entities and offer them a complete solution for their overall infrastructures and systems (IT&OT departments). However Complete CI protection solutions exist in the form of individual products from individual companies. These products integrate only and tools/solutions designed by the same company, thus offering limited technical solutions. The main aim of CIPSEC is to create a unified security framework that orchestrates state-of-the-art heterogeneous security products to offer high levels of
protection in IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology) departments of CIs. As part of this framework CIPSEC will offer a complete security ecosystem of additional services that can support the proposed technical solutions to work reliably and at professional quality. These services include vulnerability tests and recommendations, key personnel training courses, public-private partnerships (PPPs) forensics analysis, standardization and protection against cascading effects. All solutions and services will be validated in three pilots performed in three different CI environments (transportation,
health, environment). CIPSEC will also develop a marketing strategy for optimal positioning of its solutions in the CI security market.

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-2015-1
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Coordinator

ATOS SPAIN SA
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 606 375

Participants (13)

WORLDSENSING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 223 270,07
Address
Office A Signal Court,old Station Way
OX29 4TL Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 476 250
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORZIO PER IL SISTEMA INFORMATIVO (CSI PIEMONTE)
Italy
EU contribution
€ 432 500
Address
Corso Unione Sovietica 216
10134 Torino
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 490 250
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 510 000
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 551 550
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DB NETZ AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 457 625
Address
Adam-riese-strasse 11-13
60327 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HOSPITAL CLINIC DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 224 872,50
Address
Calle Villarroel 170
08036 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMSEC LIMITED
Israel
EU contribution
€ 342 125
Address
21/D Yegia Kapayim St Pob
4913020 Petach Tikva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BITDEFENDER SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 257 250
Address
Soseaua Orhideelor 15A, Cladirea Orhideea Towers, Etajele 9,10,11 Si 12
060071 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMPELOR GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Gubelstrasse 12
6300 Zug
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AEGIS IT RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 423 062,50
Address
20-22 Wenlock Road
N1 7GU London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WORLDSENSING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 263 186,18
Address
Calle Viriat 47 Planta 10
08014 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)