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CIPSEC

Enhancing Critical Infrastructure Protection with innovative SECurity framework

Project Website

https://www.cipsec.eu/

Project Duration

2016 - 2019

CIPSEC is an EU-funded Innovation project in the security domain. The project is coordinated by ATOS and together with AEGIS, eleven more prestigious and well-know organizations are engaged. The project proposes innovative market-ready solutions in the critical domain of the protection of Critical Infrastructures. Form a bird’s eye view, CIPSEC aims at proposing a novel security platform for Critical Infrastructures environments, task that undoubtedly demands an active participation from all involved technical and business-oriented stakeholders, as well as a strong push to position the foreseen platform in the international community by scientific dissemination.

The main aim of CIPSEC is to create a unified security framework that orchestrates state-of-the-art heterogeneous security products to offer high levels of protection in IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology) departments of CIs. As part of this framework CIPSEC will offer a complete security ecosystem of additional services that can support the proposed technical solutions to work reliably and at professional quality. These services include vulnerability tests and recommendations, key personnel training courses, public-private partnerships (PPPs) forensics analysis, standardization and protection against cascading effects. All solutions and services will be validated in three pilots performed in three different CI environments (transportation, health, environment). CIPSEC will also develop a marketing strategy for optimal positioning of its solutions in the CI security market.

This project is supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Program

AEGIS Contribution

AEGIS is developing the forensics visualization component of the CIPSEC platform and is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate data is collected and communicated to the forensics analysis and visualization platform. Also AEGIS is coordinating the activities with developers of the anomaly detection system to determine how the two systems will interact in order to improve the detection and response of the CIPSEC platform to attacks.

Moreover, AEGIS is determining the data collection requirements (e.g. which assets will need to be monitored and the information that will be collected) in order to use these as inputs in the design parameters of the forensics analysis and the visualization toolkit. The forensics analysis and visualization system will be adapted to the particular requirements of each of the pilots, and their unique characteristics will drive the customization of the views and the selection of displayed data that will be presented to the operator/investigatior.