The CIPSEC project has created, starting from existing standards and solutions, a unified and integrated security framework able to run beyond the specificities of individual critical infrastructures and offer high levels of protection in IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology).
Coordinated by Atos Spain, CIPSEC has thirteen partners, including companies, universities and research centres from Spain, Germany, Greece, Israel, Romania and Switzerland.
The project offers a complete, reliable and highly professional security ecosystem, with additional services to support the proposed technical solutions: vulnerability testing, training courses, public-private partnerships, analysis of legal aspects, standardization and protection against "cascading effects".
CIPSEC has tested the different technologies on actual cases, in order to evaluate the effective functioning of the solutions developed. In particular, three sectors were chosen in which critical infrastructure plays an important role: environment, health, transport.
CSI has directly participated in the environmental issue, with the case of ARPA (Regional Agency for Environmental Protection) through its air quality monitoring network. The other trials come from Spain (health system) and Germany (railway system).
The solution devised within CIPSEC, which includes log control and verification (SIEM), antivirus, antimalware, forensic, unauthorized access control and services such as vulnerability testing, may be suitable to meet the security needs of many Public Administrations in Piedmont.