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Advanced Tools to assEss and mitigate the criticality of ICT compoNents and their dependencies over Critical InfrAstructures

Objective

Over recent years, Industrial and Automation Control Systems (IACS) adopted in Critical Infrastructures (CIs) have become more complex due to the increasing number of interconnected devices, and to the large amount of information exchanged among system components. With the emergence of such an “Internet of Things” generation of IACS, the boundaries to be protected have grown well beyond that of the single or aggregated-plant, typical of the mono-operator or silos vision. That poses new challenges, as more operators become involved in a scenario that naturally demands the introduction of multi-tenancy mechanisms.
New ICT paradigms, where virtualization is playing an important role, provide innovative features for flexible and efficient management, monitoring and control of devices and data traffic. With the OT/IT convergence, OT (Operation Technologies) will benefit from IT innovation, but at the same time, they will also inherit new IT threats that can potentially impact CIs.
ATENA project, with reference to the above-mentioned interdependent scenario, aims at achieving the desired level of Security and Resilience of the considered CIs, while preserving their efficient and flexible management. ATENA, leveraging the outcomes of previous European Research activities, particularly the CockpitCI and MICIE EU projects, will remarkably upgrade them by exploiting advanced features of ICT algorithms and components, and will bring them at operational industrial maturity level; in this last respect, ATENA outcomes will be tailored and validated in selected Use Cases. In particular, ATENA will develop a Software Defined Security paradigm combining new anomaly detection algorithms and risk assessment methodologies within a distributed environment, and will provide a suite of integrated market-ready ICT networked components and advanced tools embedding innovative algorithms both for correct static CI configuration and for fast dynamic CI reaction in presence of adverse events.

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

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)
EU contribution
€ 978 425

Participants (12)

CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA NELL' AUTOMATICA E NELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI C.R.A.T.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 692 250
Address
Via Giovanni Nicotera 29
00195 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
CREOS LUXEMBOURG SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 246 837,50
Address
59-61 Rue De Bouillon
1248 Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 857 500
Address
Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 742 500
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE ISRAEL ELECTRIC CORPORATION LIMITED
Israel
EU contribution
€ 567 087,50
Address
Ntiv Haor 1
31000 Haifa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ITRUST CONSULTING SARL
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 481 075
Address
Steekaul 18
6831 Berbourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MULTITEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 446 875
Address
Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
7000 Mons
Activity type
Research Organisations
SAPIENZA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 315 000
Address
Calle Julio Palacios 11
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 469 125
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 664 687,50
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LA SOCIETE WALLONNE DES EAUX
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 262 937,50
Address
Rue De La Concorde41
4800 Verviers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Institute of Baltic Studies
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 165 625
Address
Lai 30
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Research Organisations