Published on 28/01/2022
Cyber Securing Energy dAta Services.
About the project: CyberSEAS (Cyber Securing Energy dAta Services) 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, characterized 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; and 3) increasing the security of the Energy Common Data Space. All three objectives are equally important, since cyber-criminals are shifting tactics to favor multi-stage attacks in which stealing sensitive data is a precondition for the real attack, and enables them to maximize 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, especially large ones such as nation states, also carry out complex attacks that leverage supply chain dependencies, and this trend continues to grow, 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 customizable 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. CyberSEAS solutions are validated through experimental campaigns consisting of 100+ attack scenarios, tested in 3 labs before moving out to one of 6 piloting infrastructures across 6 European countries. Out of the 30 solutions, 20 will reach TRL8+ and 10 TRL7.
WINGS Role: WINGS will work on vulnerability and risk identification with emphasis on protecting the multiple devices that will be part of the smart grid, and the higher layer AI systems that will rely on data from these systems. WINGS will enhance its ARTEMIS platform, conduct integration with partners and deliver algorithms for detecting and responding to threats, especially by islanding infected network segments. WINGS will perform demonstration and validation activities and contribute through synergies in the Greek market as well as by leveraging on links obtained through projects, e.g., Interconnect, 5G-EVE, and others. Finally, WINGS will participate to the dissemination activities of the project results.
This project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement No 101020560