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Security In trusted SCADA and smart-grids

Objective

In traditional industrial control systems and critical infrastructures, security was implicitly assumed by the reliance on proprietary technologies (security by obscurity), physical access protection and disconnection from the Internet. The massive move, in the last decade, towards open standards and IP connectivity, the growing integration of Internet of Things technologies, and the disruptiveness of targeted cyber-attacks, calls for novel, designed-in, cyber security means. Taking an holistic approach, SCISSOR designs a new generation SCADA security monitoring framework, comprising four layers: i) a monitoring layer supporting traffic probes providing programmable traffic analyses up to layer 7, new ultra low cost/energy pervasive sensing technologies, system and software integrity verification, and smart camera surveillance solutions for automatic detection and object classification; ii) a control and coordination layer adaptively orchestrating remote probes/sensors, providing a uniform representation of monitoring data gathered from heterogeneous sources, and enforcing cryptographic data protection, including certificate-less identity/attribute-based encryption schemes; iii) a decision and analysis layer in the form of an innovative SIEM fed by both highly heterogeneous monitoring events as well as the native control processes’ signals, and supporting advanced correlation and detection methodologies; iv) a human-machine layer devised to present in real time the system behavior to the human end user in a simple and usable manner. SCISSOR’s framework will leverage easy-to-deploy cloud-based development and integration, and will be designed with resilience and reliability in mind (no single point of failure). SCISSOR will be assessed via i) an off-field SCADA platform, to highlight its ability to detect and thwart targeted threats, and ii) an on-field, real world deployment within a running operational smart grid, to showcase usability, viability and deployability.
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 247 750

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AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 300 625

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE

France

EU Contribution

€ 426 450

SIXSQ SARL

Switzerland

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 517 325

RADIO6ENSESRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 211 075

SALZBURG RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 468 750

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 201 875

SEA SOCIETÀ ELETTRICA DI FAVIGNANA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 161 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644425

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    28 February 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 989 850

  • EU contribution

    € 3 534 850

Coordinated by:

ASSYSTEM ENGINEERING AND OPERATION SERVICES

France