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Cybersecurity on SCADA: risk prediction, analysis and reaction tools for Critical Infrastructures

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285647

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 338 493,77

  • EU contribution

    € 2 986 675

Coordinated by:

SELEX ES SPA

Italy

Objective

The protection of the national infrastructures is one of the main issues for national and international security. While FP7 MICIE project has proved that increasing cooperation among infrastructures increases their level of service and predictive capability, it is not enough to effectively counteract threats such as cyber attacks. Such attacks could be performed blocking communication from central SCADA to local equipments or inserting fake commands/measurements in the SCADA-field equipment communications (as happened with STUXNET worm). The paradox is that critical infrastructures massively rely on the newest interconnected (and vulnerable) ICT technologies, while the control equipment is typically old, legacy software/hardware. Such a combination of factors may lead to very dangerous situations, exposing systems to a wide variety of attacks. To overcome such threats, the CockpitCI project aims on one hand to continue the work done in MICIE by refining and updating the on-line Risk Predictor deployed in the SCADA centre, on the other hand to provide some kind of intelligence to field equipment, allowing them to perform local decisions in order to self-identify and self-react to abnormal situations induced by cyber attacks. It is mandatory to operate both at SCADA control centre and at field equipment because it is very dangerous to let field components operate autonomously. To address this issue an hybrid validation system will be implemented: at the Control Centre level an “Integrated On-line Risk Predictor” will provide the operator with qualitative/quantitative measurements of near future level of risk integrating data coming from the field, from other infrastructures, and from smart detection agents monitoring possible cyber attacks; at field level, the system is complemented with a smart software layer for field equipment and a detection system for the TLC network. The system will be validated on real equipment and scenarios provided by Israel Electric Corp.

Coordinator

SELEX ES SPA

Address

Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 561 062,24

Administrative Contact

Antonio Graziano (Mr.)

Participants (13)

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE PUBLIC HENRI TUDOR

Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 189 444,64

CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA NELL' AUTOMATICA E NELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI C.R.A.T.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 229 130,88

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 291 180

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 311 930,87

THE ISRAEL ELECTRIC CORPORATION LIMITED

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 277 008

ITRUST CONSULTING SARL

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 247 820

MULTITEL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 184 142,75

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 290 880

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 266 260

COMPANIA NATIONALA DE TRANSPORT ALENERGIEI ELECTRICE TRANSELECTRICA SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 30 480

LYSE AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 107 335,62

SELEX SISTEMI INTEGRATI SPA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285647

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 338 493,77

  • EU contribution

    € 2 986 675

Coordinated by:

SELEX ES SPA

Italy