WP3 : IACS design for security

This work package, led by CRAT,  is the foundation of the future ATENA systems  and aims to:

  • define the overall ATENA architecture and the requirements for developing the prototype components of the other technological Work packages.
  • improve the cyber-physical security of already existing IACS by producing the “off-line” or “slow control loop” component of the ATENA architecture, i.e. the element in charge of:
    • quantifying the current CI security level and, given the potential threats and countermeasures,
    • deriving the optimal CI configuration to assure a desired, static, security level. This configuration will be given in input to the operators for implementation, as well as to the “on-line” security management elements to be used as starting point of their monitoring activities.


Expected  results

  1. definition of the ATENA Requirements & Specifications
  2. design of the ATENA architecture, including new paradigms and functionalities for IACS
  3. analysis of the CI vulnerability to faults and cyber-physical attacks
  4. definition of security metrics for IACS (based on Common Criteria)
  5. design & development of off-line control/ optimization strategies to improve IACS security and resilience.

Tasks break down

  • Task 3.1 – ATENA System Requirements and Specifications
  • Task 3.2 – ATENA Reference Architecture Design
  • Task 3.3 – Analysis of Security Metrics ad CI Vulnerabilities
  • Task 3.4 – Off-line tool for optimal IACS design and configuration
  • Task 3.5 -Risk analysis methodology and toolsBackButton