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

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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

SELEX ES SPA
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00195 Roma
Italy
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 561 062,24
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Antonio Graziano (Mr.)

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CENTRE DE RECHERCHE PUBLIC HENRI TUDOR

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Luxembourg
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Avenue J F Kennedy 29
1855 Luxembourg
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Djamel Khadraoui (Dr.)
LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Luxembourg
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€ 189 444,64
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5 Avenue Des Hauts Fourneaux
4362 Esch Sur Alzette
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Research Organisations
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Djamel Khadraoui (Dr.)
CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA NELL' AUTOMATICA E NELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI C.R.A.T.
Italy
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€ 229 130,88
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Via Giovanni Nicotera 29
00195 Roma
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Research Organisations
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Sabrina Giampaoletti (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
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€ 291 180
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Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Marilina Santoro (Dr.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
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€ 311 930,87
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Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
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Giovanni Addamo (Dr.)
THE ISRAEL ELECTRIC CORPORATION LIMITED
Israel
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€ 277 008
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Ntiv Haor 1
31000 Haifa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Leonid Lev (Dr.)
ITRUST CONSULTING SARL
Luxembourg
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€ 247 820
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Steekaul 18
6831 Berbourg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Carlo Harpes (Dr.)
MULTITEL
Belgium
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€ 184 142,75
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Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
7000 Mons
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Julie Lardot (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
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Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra
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Paulo Simoes
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
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Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
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Maria Sega-Buhalis (Ms.)
COMPANIA NATIONALA DE TRANSPORT ALENERGIEI ELECTRICE TRANSELECTRICA SA
Romania
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Bd. General Gherorghe Magheru 33, Sectorul 1
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Florin-Mihaita Boangiu (Mr.)
LYSE AS
Norway
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Breiflatveien 18
4017 Stavanger
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Dagfinn Wåge (Mr.)
SELEX SISTEMI INTEGRATI SPA
Italy
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Via Tiburtina 1231
00131 Roma
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Antonio Graziano (Dr.)