Project Type Cybersecurity

Project Status Ongoing

Total project cost 4 825 000 €

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About the project

European cyber resilience framework with artificial intelligence for incident response and business continuity

PHOENi²X aims to design, develop, and deliver a Cyber Resilience Framework providing Artificial Intelligence-assisted orchestration, automation and response capabilities for business continuity and recovery, incident response, and information exchange, tailored to the needs of Operators of Essential Services and of the EU Member State National Authorities entrusted with cybersecurity. 

Through the deployment PHOENi²X Cyber Resilience Centres (PHOENi²X CRCs), Operators of Essential Services will gain: 

– enhanced Situational Awareness with AI-assisted Prediction, Prevention, Detection & Response capabilities, and business risk impact assessment-based prioritisation; 

– proactive and reactive Resilience Automation, Orchestration, and Response (ROAR) mechanisms, providing Business Continuity, Recover and Cyber & Physical Incident Response; 

– increased Preparedness through relevant Serious Games and realistic Resilience Cyber Range (RCR) Assessment & Training; 

– timely and actionable Information Exchange between OES, National Authorities and EU actors, leveraging interoperable and standardised alerting and reporting mechanisms and processes.

The project includes 3 use cases (Energy, Transport, Health) where PHOENi²X developments will be integrated, demonstrated and validated. The use cases involve two Operators of Essential Service, a provider in the supply chain of an Operator of Essential Service, a Telecom Operator and two National Cybersecurity Authorities.

Worldsensing role

Worldsensing participates in PHOENi²X, providing the IoT testbed for the integration and validation of new, innovative cybersecurity tools to be developed within the project’s framework. In particular, Worldsensing will:
Contribute to the development of the proposed IoT solution, reinforced with innovative cybersecurity features;
Support the use case validation and evaluation processes;
Define innovation management & IPR handling.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Framework Programme for research and innovation under grant agreement No. 101070586.