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Situation AWare Security Operations Center

Objective

SAWSOC aims at bringing a significant advancement in the convergence of physical and logical security, meaning effective cooperation (i.e. a coordinated and results-oriented effort to work together) among previously disjointed functions. Recently some achievements have been made (e.g. SEM and SIM have merged into SIEM, and LACS and PACS have merged into IM), Security Operations Center (SOC) technology has improved significantly, but much is yet to be done. SAWSOC holistic approach and enhanced awareness technology will allow dependable (i.e. accurate, timely, and trustworthy) detection and diagnosis of attacks. This will ultimately result in the achievement of two goals of paramount importance, and precisely: 1) Guaranteeing the protection of citizens and assets, and 2) Improving the perception of security by citizens. Goal 1 is in line with the objectives of the Security Work Programme in general, and goal 2 perfectly matches the expected impact as listed in the Work Programme for Topic SEC-2012.2.5-1. SAWSOC’s design will be driven by three real use cases, with highly diverse requirements. Such use cases collectively form an experimental test-bed perfectly suited for driving the design as well as for validating the development of a platform such as SAWSOC that will support true convergence of physical and logical security technologies, and overcome the fragmentation of security approaches. The first use case deals with the protection of a Critical Infrastructure for Air Traffic Management. The second deals with the protection of a Critical Infrastructure for Energy Production and Distribution. The third deals with the protection of a public place, specifically a stadium, during an event. The project will take stock of associated initiatives, which have a direct or indirect link with the topic (e.g.: topic SEC-2011.2.5-1 Cyber attacks against critical infrastructures, ESRAB and ESRIF), and will benefit of an enhanced SME participation in the Consortium, with three hi-tech SMEs from three different countries, playing relevant as well as complementary roles.

Coordinator

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Address

Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma

Italy

Activity type

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

Administrative Contact

Alessandro Ambrosetti (Mr.)

Participants (12)

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ESAPROJEKT SP Z OO

Poland

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER L'INFORMATICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 610 100

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 350 460

THE ISRAEL ELECTRIC CORPORATION LIMITED

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 259 555

ENAV SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 159 684

INTERCEDE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 366 000

BSI CYBERSECURITY AND INFORMATION RESILIENCE (IRELAND) LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 228 000

LONIX OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 348 300

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 136 080

COMARCH HEALTHCARE SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 149 000

COMARCH SA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

SELEX ES SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 749 200

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 313034

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 405 439

  • EU contribution

    € 3 491 379

Coordinated by:

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy