The CIPSEC project is aiming at enhancing Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
Whether it is the train we take to work, the hospital we are admitted to when we need treatment, or the tap water we drink, modern societies rely on well-functioning, hyperconnected Critical Infrastructures.
The physical and virtual environments Critical Infrastructures are embedded in are increasingly overlapping. Their information and operational technology systems are connected through networks which are exposed to a skyrocketing range of potential attacks. There is a pressing need to collect and process input from different sources and to provide a security ecosystem, that goes beyond the borders of a single CI.
As pioneer in IoT sensor technology, data processing and analytics, Worldsensing is sharing its knowledge in an initiative called CIPSEC aiming at making future societies more secure.
Worldsensing’s IoT security expertise helps detect potential cyber attacks to wireless networks
The CIPSEC project is a three-year multi-disciplinary innovation action co-funded by the European Commission. The initiative aims at creating a unified security framework to orchestrate state-of-the-art security products which offer high levels of protectionfor Critical Infrastructures.
Within the project Worldsensing is responsible for identifying, preventing and detecting cyber attacks to wireless networks. The insight acquired over many years of engineering and consulting in the IoT industry puts Worldsensing in a unique position to contribute to the consortium.
“This is the most extensive project yet focused on enhancing Critical Infrastructure security with the objective to make Europe safer.” Carlos Valderrama (IoT Security Expert, Worldsensing Project Manager for CIPSEC)
“To analyse vulnerabilities of a CI system, you have to not only understand what types of communications, technologies and operations associated with the infrastructure exist, but also how attackers can take advantage of the system vulnerabilities.”, explains Carlos Valderrama, IoT Security Expert and Worldsensing´s Project Manager. CIPSEC helps evaluatenew vulnerable scenarios to cyber attacks and to create technology to protect systems against it.
Technology that grows along with its corresponding levels of cyber security
Besides, CIPSEC already offers a complete security ecosystem of additional services: vulnerability tests and recommendations, CI technical training courses, public-private partnerships for advanced contingency plans, forensic analysis, preliminary certification, and protection against cascading effects.
CIPSEC will also create business opportunities by delivering strategies and methodologies for detecting anomalies, assessing criticalities, and developing self-healing mechanisms for CI.
The project is co-funded by the European Commission and being delivered by a consortium of 11 partnersincluding Worldsensing (through its subsidiary Worldsensing Ltd), Atos Spain, the University of Patras (Greece), Consorzio per il Sistema Informativo (CSI PIEMONTE) (Italy), the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain), the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece), the Technische Universitat Darmstadt (Germany), DB Netz AG (Germany), the Hospital Clinic i Provincial de Barcelona (Spain), COMSEC Ltd (Israel), Bitdefender SRL (Romania), Empelor GmbH (Switzerland) and AEGIS IT RESEARCH Ltd (UK).
Worldsensing is a widely recognized global IoT pioneer. Founded in 2008, the Barcelona-based technology provider delivers Operational Intelligence to traditional industries and cities. With over 50 employees in Barcelona, London and Los Angeles, Worldsensing is globally active and has already conducted projects in over 40 countries on 5 continents.