Cyberwatching.eu organised a webinar entitled "Effective protection of Critical Infrastructures against cyber threats" taking place on 29 October 2020 at 11 AM CET, in collaboration with CyberSANE, CYBERWISER and REACT projects.
Critical Infrastructures nowadays rely on advanced technologies and robust ICT components for managing efficiently the large amounts of data that are necessary for the daily operations, communications, and in general, to provide different kinds of services depending on the specific sector of their activity such as energy, water, health, finance, transportation, among many others.
The high use of technologies combined with the use of smart devices and different types of software and hardware makes Critical Infrastructures a vulnerable target to every day more sophisticated attacks coming from hackers and cybercriminals. During September 2020, fourteen attacks were reported by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and all of them targeted Critical Infrastructures not only from the European Member States but around the world (e.g. ransomware attack on a German hospital which may have led to the death of a patient; the French shipping company CMA CGM SA saw two of its subsidiaries in Asia hit with a ransomware attack that caused significant disruptions to IT networks; and two sets of cyberattacks targeting emails of several members and employees of the Norwegian parliament and public employees in the Hedmark region).
Fortunately, the European Commission understands the importance of effectively protecting these infrastructures providing essential services to citizens, hence their investment on innovative systems contributing to tackling this situation. Join us on this interesting webinar where the projects CyberSANE, CYBERWISER and REACT will present their ambition and approach to providing Critical Infrastructures with advanced systems for timely detection, monitoring, handling and treating different risks and attacks.
11:00 - 11:05 - Cyberwatching.eu Introduction and welcome note - Nicholas Ferguson, Cyberwatching Project Coordinator
11:05 - 11:20 - Towards a trustworthy and resilient digital Europe - Roberto Cascella, ECSO
11:20 - 11:40 - CyberSANE: Cyber Security Incident Handling, Warning and Response System for the European Critical Infrastructures - Spyros Papastergiou - CyberSANE & Maggioli
11:40 - 12:00 - CyberWISER: Building a cybersecurity training environment to protect ICT systems - Niccolo Zazzeri, CYBERWISER & Trust-IT
12:00 - 12:20 - ReAct: REactively Defending against Advanced Cybersecurity Threats - Evangelos Markatos, REACT & FORTH-ICS
12:20 - 12:30 - Q&A Roundtable