SCISSOR - Security In trusted SCADA and smart-grids

Date: 
01/01/2015 to 31/12/2017

Introduction

In traditional industrial control systems and critical infrastructures, security was implicitly assumed by the reliance on proprietary technologies (security by obscurity), physical access protection and disconnection from the Internet. The massive move, in the last decade, towards open standards and IP connectivity, the growing integration of Internet of Things technologies, and the disruptiveness of targeted cyber-attacks, calls for novel, designed-in, cyber security means.

Taking an holistic approach, SCISSOR designs a new generation SCADA security monitoring framework, comprising four layers:

i) a monitoring layer supporting traffic probes providing programmable traffic analyses up to layer 7, new ultra low cost/energy pervasive sensing technologies, system and software integrity verification, and smart camera surveillance solutions for automatic detection and object classification;

ii) a control and coordination layer adaptively orchestrating remote probes/sensors, providing a uniform representation of monitoring data gathered from heterogeneous sources, and enforcing cryptographic data protection, including certificate-less identity/attribute-based encryption schemes;

iii) a decision and analysis layer in the form of an innovative SIEM fed by both highly heterogeneous monitoring events as well as the native control processes’ signals, and supporting advanced correlation and detection methodologies;

iv) a human-machine layer devised to present in real time the system behavior to the human end user in a simple and usable manner. SCISSOR’s framework will leverage easy-to-deploy cloud-based development and integration, and will be designed with resilience and reliability in mind (no single point of failure). SCISSOR will be assessed via i) an off-field SCADA platform, to highlight its ability to detect and thwart targeted threats, and ii) an on-field, real world deployment within a running operational smart grid, to showcase usability, viability and deployability.

Week: 
Tuesday, 13 February, 2018

News

SME guide for the implementation of ISO/IEC 27001 on information security management

In the framework of the EU-funded actions for support to SMEs in standardisation by Small Business Standards (SBS), the European DIGITAL SME Alliance (DIGITAL SME) published an SME Guide for the implementation of ISO/IEC 27001 on information security management.

Events

27/02/2018
CYBERSEC - European Cybersecurity Forum

CYBERSEC’s mission is to foster the building of a Europe-wide cybsersecurity system.

01/03/2018
Investing Day For European Cybersecurity companies

Are you an entrepreneur in the field of cyber security? Are you looking for gaining international notoriety, funding or new growth opportunities to boost your venture? Is your company ready for the European market? The ECSO Startups event, on the coming 27th of february in Paris, is definitely the place to be!