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Coordinator KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Network and Systems Engineering
Funding from Vinnova SEK 499 021
Project duration March 2018 - August 2018
Status Completed
Venture Digital infrastructure and cyber security
Call Feasability studies within cyber security and reliability

Purpose and goal

With the Cloud and IoT, IT systems are once again taking a big leap forward. This leap is particularly large in the energy sector. From a security point of view, this entails major challenges. Most security solutions are component-focused. However, there is a need to consider the system as a whole, as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. With the changing technology landscape, this complexity is expected to increase dramatically. The purpose and goal with the prestudy was to develop an idea and a consortium for a H2020 project application focusing on cyber security in energy systems.

Expected results and effects

The main result of the prestudy is a project application sent in to the Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens call Cybersecurity in the Electrical Power and Energy System (EPES): an armour against cyber and privacy attacks and data breaches. Innovation Action - SU-DS04-2018-2020. The project is called EnergyShield - Integrated Cybersecurity Solution for the Vulnerability Assessment, Monitoring and Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructures.

Planned approach and implementation

The main focus in the prestudy has been to get a good consortium together for this type of project. In the proposal sent in we have two large industrial partners (technology providers for energy systems), seven SMEs, three universities, two generators, two DSOs, one TSO, one aggregator, and one consumer. The project idea was discussed and developed within the consortium to provide an integrated toolbox including tools for vulnerability assessment, security behaviour analysis, DDoS mitigation, anomaly detection, and security information & event management.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2018-00469

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