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CyberSEAS (Cyber Securing Energy dAta Services)

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CyberSEAS’ambition is to improve the resilience of energy supply chains, protecting them from disruptions that exploit the enhanced interactions and extended involvement models of stakeholders and consumers in complex attack scenarios, characterised by the presence of legacy systems and the increasing connectivity of data feeds.

It has 3 strategic objectives:

1) countering the cyber risks related to highest impact attacks against EPES

2) protecting consumers against personal data breaches and attacks

3) increasing the security of the Energy Common Data Space

All three objectives are equally important since cyber-criminals are shifting tactics to favour multi-stage attacks in which stealing sensitive data is a precondition for the real attack, and enables them to maximise damage and profits (while traditionally infrastructure cyber-attacks used to be direct attacks to the machinery and typically targeted control systems, not data). Threat actors carry out complex attacks that leverage supply chain dependencies; a growing trend, as highlighted in the July 2020 analysis by the Atlantic Council. Likewise, with the transition to scenarios where users are proactively involved, prosumer data is becoming more and more sensitive.

To achieve these objectives, CyberSEAS delivers an open and extendable ecosystem of 30 customisable security solutions providing effective support for key activities, and in particular: risk assessment; interaction with end devices; secure development and deployment; real-time security monitoring; skills improvement and awareness; certification, governance and cooperation.

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Project info

Coordinator : Engineering - Ingegneria Informatica Spa
Call & reference : H2020-SU-DS-2020
Starting date : 01/10/2021
Duration : 36 Months
Status : Running

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