SPEAR: Secure and PrivatE smArt gRid
As our society is becoming increasingly dependent on Critical Infrastructures, new technologies are needed to increase our detection and response capabilities. Detecting and responding to cyber-attacks by a highly motivated, skilled and well-funded attacker has been proven highly challenging. One of the most vulnerable and high-impact Critical Infrastructure is the smart grid since the collapse of an energy production utility may cause human lives, millions of euros, denial of a very important and common good such as energy and days or even months of recovering. In order to overcome this issue, SPEAR comes to provide effective solutions in detecting, responding and taking countermeasures against advanced cyber threats and attacks targeted to modern smart grids.
SPEAR aims at developing an integrated platform of methods, processes, and tools for:
8BELLS leads the definition of the overall SPEAR system architecture as well as the technical specifications for the individual components. 8BELLS also contributes to the definition of the KPIs used for evaluation and assessment of the final platform, the integrated prototypes and the pilot demonstrations.