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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ASSYSTEM ENGINEERING AND OPERATION SERVICES
Address
Boulevard De Courcelles 70
75017 Paris
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 247 750

Participants (9)

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 300 625
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 426 450
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIXSQ SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenue De France 6
1202 Geneve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 517 325
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181A
43124 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RADIO6ENSESRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 211 075
Address
Via Del Politecnico 1 Univ Roma Tor Vergata
00133 Rome
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SALZBURG RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
Austria
EU contribution
€ 468 750
Address
Jakob Haringer Strasse 5
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 201 875
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SEA SOCIETÀ ELETTRICA DI FAVIGNANA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 161 000
Address
Via Emerico Amari N°8
90139 Palermo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)