MITIGATE - Multidimensional, IntegraTed, rIsk assessment framework and dynamic, collaborative risk manaGement tools for critical

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01/09/2015 to 28/02/2018

Introduction

The main goal of MITIGATE is to realize a radical shift in risk management methodologies for the maritime sector towards a collaborative evidence-driven Maritime Supply Chain Risk Assessment (g-MSRA) approach that alleviates the limitations of state-of-the-art risk management frameworks. To this end, the project will integrate, validate and commercially exploit an effective, collaborative, standards-based risk management (RM) system for port’s Critical Information Infrastructures (CIIs), which shall consider all threats arising from the supply chain, including threats associated with portCIIs interdependencies and associated cascading effects.

Despite the importance of CIIs and dynamic information and communication technology (ICT)-based maritime supply chains (SCs) for port operations, state-of-the-art RM methodologies for maritime environments pay limited attention to cyber-security and do not adequately address security processes for international SCs.

Motivated by these limitations, MITIGATE will introduce, integrate, validate and commercialize a novel RM system, which will empower stakeholders’ collaboration for the identification, assessment and mitigation of risks associated with cybersecurity assets and SC processes.
This collaborative system will boost transparency in risk handling, while enabling the generation of unique evidence about risk assessment and mitigation. At the heart of the RM system will be an open simulation environment enabling stakeholders to simulate risks and evaluate risk mitigation actions. This environment will allow users to model, design, execute and analyze attack-oriented simulations. Emphasis will be paid on the estimation of cascading effects in SCs, as well as on the prediction of future risks.

Who is the project designed for?

Maritime stakeholders such as ports, terminal operators, handling agents, forwarders, hauliers, shippers and shipping lines.

How is your project benefitting the end-user?

Supplying a service platform to calculate the risks within the IT infrastructure of the own company and companies within business processes such as supply chains. The platform entails seven main components that comprise the MITIGATE system namely

  • the Asset Modelling & Visualization,
  • the Supply Chain Service Modelling,
  • the Simulation & Game Theory,
  • the Collaborative Risk Assessment,
  • the Open Intelligence and Big-Data Analytics,
  • the Notification and Reporting,
  • the Administration and
  • the Access Control and Privacy Component.

Please briefly describe the results your project achieved so far

Development of a comprehensive methodology and, based on that, the above mentioned platform with TRL 7.

What are the next steps for your project?

Project runtime is finished since February 2018. Exploitation measures will continue in order to bring the MITIGATE services into the industries.

News

EU to strenghten its expertise in cybersecurity research, technology and industrial developmen

Europe is stepping up its protection against cybersecurity threats, and is discussing a new structure of pool of expertise which will help secure the digital single market and increase the EU’s autonomy in the area of cybersecurity.

Europe is currently working on the establishment of a top knowledge base for cybersecurity and a network of national cybersecurity coordination centres called the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres.

Future Events

Cyber Insurance and its Contribution to Cyber Risk Mitigation - Leiden March 25-29
25/03/2019 to 29/03/2019
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The rise in both the scale and severity of recent cyberattacks demands new thinking about cybersecurity risk and the mitigation and transfer of that risk. Cyber insurance is one potential way to manage risk by transferring damage liability, but the cyber insurance market is immature and the understanding and actuarial knowledge of cyber-risk is currently underdeveloped.

e-SIDES workshop 2019
02/04/2019
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e-SIDES workshop: Towards Value-Centric Big Data: Connect People, Processes and Technology

BRUSSELS

2 April 2019

10am to 4pm

 

e-SIDES is a research project funded by European Commission H2020 Programme that deals with the ethical, legal, social and economic implications of privacy-preserving technologies in different big data context.