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

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.
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Coordinator

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Address

Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 978 425

Participants (12)

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CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA NELL' AUTOMATICA E NELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI C.R.A.T.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 692 250

CREOS LUXEMBOURG SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 246 837,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 857 500

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 742 500

THE ISRAEL ELECTRIC CORPORATION LIMITED

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 567 087,50

ITRUST CONSULTING SARL

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 481 075

MULTITEL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 446 875

SAPIENZA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 315 000

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 469 125

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 664 687,50

LA SOCIETE WALLONNE DES EAUX

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 262 937,50

Institute of Baltic Studies

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 165 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 700581

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2016

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 111 937,50

  • EU contribution

    € 6 889 925

Coordinated by:

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy