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04/05/2020 to 08/05/2020

A power grid is a network of power lines and associated equipment used to transmit and distribute electricity over a geographic area. And, due to the rapid ICT evolution several potential in centrally monitoring, controlling, and optimising the power grid. In this context, a more intelligent, responsive, and efficient, system has been devised, known as the Smart Grid (SG). 

However, besides the benefits of such an endeavour, the power grid will be exposed to security threats inherited from the ICT sector, while privacy issues and new vulnerabilities, related to the specific characteristics of the SG infrastructure, will emerge. The problem is assessed as crucial, if we consider that a potential attack to the SG may lead to cascading failures, ranging from destruction of other interconnected critical infrastructures to loss of human lives.

Considering the above, SealedGRID aims at bringing together experts from industry and academia from cross-sectorial research areas having complementary background with the long-term goal to design, analyze, and implement a scalable, highly trusted and interoperable Smart Grid security platformThe SealedGRID is an innovative platform, builds on a realistic architectural image of industrial installations considering the special characteristics of energy infrastructures, their cyber and physical requirements. The SealedGRID objectives are the following:

  • To contribute to the fulfilment of the objective of efficient operation of critical infrastructure, while preserving quality of service, for the ultimate benefit of customers.
  • To provide an integrated solution that will be applicable to existing systems as well.
  • To provide advanced security features in legacy equipment upgrading their capabilities for operation in modern computing environment.
  • To limit the security risks for the expansion of remote energy distribution network management, towards the evolution of Smart Grid.
  • To provide a platform that will abide by the existing standardization work and will be directly utilized by the shareholders to provide new tools towards a scalable, highly trusted, and interoperable Smart Grid security platform.

Read more details on the SealedGRID dedicated page and find out more about the latest update and project results.

Visit their official website and social media accounts:

​ www.sgrid.eu/


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Monday, 4 May, 2020


On the event of the adoption of the draft regulation laying down measures for a high common level of cybersecurity at the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union, the AI4HealthSec project kicked off a process to provide its opinion.