CyberSANE supporting 2nd International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Security for CI Protection


Updated 5th October 2021

CyberSANE is proud to announce that we have joined other projects of the European Cluster for Securing Critical Infrastructures (ECSCI) and are officially supporting the 2nd International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Security for Critical Infrastructures Protection (CPS4CIP 2021) which will take place virtually later this year.

We will be represented on the program committee by:

Furthermore, we will be present during the first session of the workshop around the topic of Resilience from 9:45 to 10:30, where Eleni – Maria Kalogeraki from Maggioli will talk about CyberSANE.

What is the CPS4CIP 2021 Workshop ?

CPS4CIP 2021 is the second workshop dedicated to cyber-physical security for protecting critical infrastructures that support finance, energy, health, air transport, communication, gas, and water. The secure operation of these critical infrastructures is essential to the security of a nation, its economy, and the public’s health and safety. Security incidents in critical infrastructures can directly lead to a violation of users’ safety and privacy, physical damages, significant economic impacts on individuals and companies, and threats to human life while decreasing trust in institutions and questioning their social value. Because of the increasing interconnection between the digital and physical worlds, these infrastructures and services are more critical, sophisticated, and interconnected than ever before. This makes them increasingly vulnerable to attacks, as confirmed by the steady rise of cyber-security incidents, such as phishing or ransomware, but also cyber-physical incidents, such as physical violation of devices or facilities in conjunction with malicious cyber activities. To address all these challenges, the CPS4CIP workshop has the objective of bringing together security researchers and practitioners from the various verticals of critical infrastructures (such as the financial, energy, health, air transport, communication, gas, and water domains) to rethink cyber-physical security in the light of latest technology developments; e.g., Cloud Computing, Blockchain, Big Data, AI, Internet-of-Things (IoT). Specifically, the workshop encourages contributions focusing on the interplay between the digital and physical aspects of security problems and capable of fostering new, intelligent, collaborative, and more dynamic approaches to detect, prevent and mitigate security incidents, such as:

  1. Intelligent monitoring and data collection of security-related information.
  2. Predictive analytics over the collected data based on AI techniques (such as machine learning) that enable the identification of complex attack patterns.
  3. Triggering of preventive and mitigation measures in advance of or shortly after the occurrence of an attack.
  4. Allowing all stakeholders to collaborate in vulnerability assessment, risk analysis, threat identification, threat mitigation, and compliance.

To find out more about this workshop, such as topics of interest, submission dates or see a detailed list of other ECSCI projects, click here.

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