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PRAETORIAN

Protection of Critical Infrastructures from advanced combined cyber and physical threats

Field
European
Date
01/06/2021 - 30/09/2023
Industry
  • Salud
Budget
7580898,5
Funded by

European Commission

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PROJECT INFORMATION

DESCRIPTION

The objective of PRAETORIAN is to increase the security and resilience of European Critical Infrastructures (CIs) by facilitating the coordinated protection of interrelated CIs against combined physical and cyber threats. To this end, the project will provide a multidimensional perspective (economic, technological, political and social) and a set of facility-specific tools comprising: (i) a Physical Situation Awareness (PSA) and (ii) a system-specific toolkit.
system), (ii) Cyber Situation Awareness system; (iii) Hybrid Situation Awareness system, which will include digital twins from
infrastructure under protection; and (iv) a Coordinated Response system. The PRAETORIAN toolkit will support the
CI security managers in their decision making to anticipate and withstand potential cyber, physical, and cyber-physical attacks.
or security threats to its own infrastructures or to other ICs interrelated with its own that could have a severe impact on its performance and/or the safety of the population in its surroundings.

The objective of PRAETORIAN is to increase the security and resilience of European Critical Infrastructures (CIs) by facilitating the coordinated protection of interrelated CIs against combined physical and cyber threats. To this end, the project will provide a multidimensional perspective (economic, technological, political and social) and a set of facility-specific tools comprising: (i) a Physical Situation Awareness (PSA) and (ii) a system-specific toolkit.
system), (ii) Cyber Situation Awareness system; (iii) Hybrid Situation Awareness system, which will include digital twins of
infrastructure under protection; and (iv) a Coordinated Response system. The PRAETORIAN toolkit will support the
CI security managers in their decision making to anticipate and withstand potential cyber, physical, and cyber-physical attacks.
or security threats to its own infrastructures or to other ICs interrelated with its own that could have a severe impact on its performance and/or the safety of the population in its surroundings.

Impact

The project will address cyber and physical attacks or natural disasters affecting Critical Infrastructure (CI) (such as preventing, detecting, responding to and, in the event of a declared attack, mitigating potential attacks). It will also show how an attack or incident in a specific CI can
jeopardize the normal functioning of other neighboring/interrelated CIs, and how to improve the resilience of all of them by predicting cascading effects and proposing a unified response among CIs and assisting first responders.

Success stories

A pilot will be developed to test and validate the tools developed within the framework of the project. These tools help critical infrastructures (airport, port, hospital...) to act quickly and preventively in the face of physical, cyber and hybrid threats. Both the direct damage caused and the possible cascading effects that may result will be evaluated.

Entities

EDF, ETRA, UPV, AENA SME, KONCAR, FVP, DLR, ICCS, KUL, ZAG, THALES, IDMG, HEP, CMRS, AIT, CPBV, SDMIS, RINI, MUG, Sub-C marine, Bordeaux Port, KABEG

Contact information

Maria Eugenia Gas López
Researcher

HULAFE

Technological capabilities

Cybersecurity
Security automation and vulnerability detection