AQUA-IT-Lab Laboratory for IT security at water utilities

Date: 
01/01/2015 to 31/12/2017

The joint project AQUA-IT-Lab wants to develop new solutions for small and medium-sized operators of critical infrastructures. The safety of existing systems should be investigated with a reasonable effort for the operator. For small operators, a quick test will be developed. For medium-sized operators, a laboratory will set up a test environment with a combination of typical computer, guidance and control systems. Simulation programs allow a detailed examination and detailed safety tests without having to intervene in the ongoing operation of the systems. From the insights gained in this way, adapted, resource-saving and holistic packages of measures for improving IT security at the operators should be derived. The measures cover technical as well as organizational and personnel aspects of risk management. In accordance with the requirements of the operators, the complexity of the measures is adapted to the respective framework conditions.

Week: 
Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

News

Outcomes and key themes from ICT 2018 Session on Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society

On 5 December 2018, the Digital Single Market of the European Commission sponsored a session on the topic of “Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society”. The highly-popular session (over 90 attendees) took place on 5 December 2018 within the flagship ICT2018 Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director General, EC – DG CNECT, kicked off the session with an overview of some of the most pressing issues of the day in cybersecurity:

Events

17/01/2019
Reinforcing Cyber Security in the EU: Building Coordinated Security, Confidence and Capability in the Cyber Domain

With 315 million Europeans using the internet each day, the provision of critical services and the functioning of a modern economy are now entirely dependent upon the robustness and safety of cyberspace and its infrastructure. Cyber security attacks are a growing source of threat and concern, while also representing a growing economic opportunity for Europe, with the market predicted to be worth over $100 Billion by 2018 (European Commission). Moreover, cyber attacks in the EU are constantly growing in both their frequency (quintuplicate between 2013 and 2017) and sophistication.