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Compositional security certification for medium- to high-assurance COTS-based systems in environments with emerging threats

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 731456

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 616 543,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 999 055,63

Coordinated by:

TECHNIKON FORSCHUNGS- UND PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

Objective

certMILS develops a security certification methodology for Cyber-physical systems (CPS). CPS are characterised by safety-critical nature, complexity, connectivity, and open technology. A common downside to CPS complexity and openness is a large attack surface and a high degree of dynamism that may lead to complex failures and irreparable physical damage. The legitimate fear of security or functional safety vulnerabilities in CPS results in arduous testing and certification processes. Once fielded, many CPS suffer from the motto: never change a running system.
certMILS increases the economic efficiency and European competitiveness of CPS development, while demonstrating the effectiveness of safety & security certification of composable systems.
The project employs a security-by-design concept originating from the avionics industry: Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS), which targets controlled information flow and resource usage amongst software applications. certMILS reduces certification complexity, promotes re-use, and enables secure updates to CPS throughout its life-cycle by providing certified separation of applications, i.e. if an application within a complex CPS fails or starts acting maliciously, other applications are unaffected.
Security certification of complex systems to medium-high assurance levels is not solved today. The existing monolithic approaches cannot cope with the complexity of modern CPS. certMILS uses ISO/IEC 15408 and IEC 62443 to develop and applies a compositional security certification methodology to complex composable safety-critical systems operating in constantly evolving hostile environments. certMILS core results are standardised in a protection profile.certMILS develops three composable industrial CPS pilots (smart grid, railway, subway), certifies security of critical re-useable components, and ensures security certification for the pilots by certification labs in three EU countries with involvement of the authorities.

Coordinator

TECHNIKON FORSCHUNGS- UND PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Address

Burgplatz 3a
9500 Villach

Austria

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 270 692,65

Participants (11)

ATSEC INFORMATION SECURITY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 433 650

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC ESPANA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 390 250

DEKRA TESTING AND CERTIFICATION SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 343 875

EPOCHE AND ESPRI SLU

Spain

THALES AUSTRIA GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 440 125

UNICONTROLS A.S.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 139 769,86

SYSGO SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 501 900

UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 458 250

ELEKTROTECHNICKY ZKUSEBNI USTAV, SP

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 154 525

SYSGO GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 663 018,13

Q-MEDIA, S.R.O.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 202 999,99

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 731456

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 616 543,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 999 055,63

Coordinated by:

TECHNIKON FORSCHUNGS- UND PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria