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PREVENTIVE METHODOLOGY AND TOOLS TO PROTECT UTILITIES

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 607093

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2014

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 204 569,68

  • EU contribution

    € 3 831 016,24

Coordinated by:

VITROCISET SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

Objective

In recent years, we have witnessed an increase in the number and impact of cyber attacks. A successful attack might affect, or even endanger, daily human activities. Multiple countermeasures have been put in place to prevent Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks, but they failed, allowing the latest generation of APT. The goal of PREEMPTIVE is to provide an innovative solution for enhancing existing methods and conceiving tools to prevent against cyber attacks, that target utility networks. PREEMPTIVE addresses the prevention of cyber attacks against hardware and software systems such as DCS, SCADA, PLC, networked electronic sensing, and monitoring and diagnostic systems used by the utilities networks. Moreover, the research aims to implement detection tools based on a dual approach comprising low direct detection and process misbehavior detection
PREEMPTIVE proposes to:
• Enhance existing methodological security and prevention frameworks with the aim of harmonizing Risk and Vulnerability Assessment methods, standard policies, procedures and applicable regulations or recommendations to prevent cyber attacks.
• Design and develop prevention and detection tools complaint to the dual approach that takes into account both the industrial process misbehavior analysis (physical domain) and the communication & software anomalies (cyber domain):
o Industrial process misbehavior detection tools.
o communication & software related threats prevention and detection tools.
• Define a taxonomy for classifying the utilities networks taking into account:
o The utility network type and communication technology used
o The utility network exposure to Cyber threats
o The impact to the citizens of services disruption caused by a cyber attack through the utility network.
• Define guidelines for improving Critical Infrastructure (CI) surveillance.
• Validate the PREEMPTIVE framework and innovative technologies in real scenarios with the support of the utility companies

Coordinator

VITROCISET SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Address

Via Tiburtina 1020
00156 Roma

Italy

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 685 968

Administrative Contact

Giorgio Sinibaldi (Mr.)

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 356 090,40

FORESCOUT TECHNOLOGIES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 372 088

APLICACIONES EN INFORMATICA AVANZADA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 398 888

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 541 886,50

H W COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 251 430

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 175 388

EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR CYBER SECURITY COOPERATIEF UA

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 267 205,20

THE ISRAEL ELECTRIC CORPORATION LIMITED

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 184 035

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 224 368

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 230 331,14

HARNSER (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 143 338

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 607093

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2014

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 204 569,68

  • EU contribution

    € 3 831 016,24

Coordinated by:

VITROCISET SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

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