Strengthening the security and resilience of the European Gas Network

November 25, 2020, News
Strengthening  the security and resilience of the European Gas Network

In the past few months, WINGS has been preparing for the pilot of Business Case 1 "Risk-Based Security Asset Management", which will run on critical infrastructure (CI) elements of DEPA and EDAA (Transportation and Distribution operators in Greece), in the context of the SecureGas project in close collaboration with its partners. 

SecureGas is a H2020 research and innovation project aiming to strengthen the security and resilience of the European Gas Network. The SecureGas approach is divided into 3 main Phases, CONSTRUCT, DEMONSTRATE, VALIDATE&DIFFUSE, defined in line with the need of deploying market ready solutions, in real and operative environments. Despite the difficulties of the pandemic, integration activities have progressed remotely, and our components are ready for validation. 

The technical components are tailored sensors for event detection, derivation of early warnings and the cyber-physical Correlator, namely, a Machine Learning tool for advanced event processing and threat detection. Most important the components are integrated in the ARTEMIS platform, which, through this work, becomes customized to encompass also security features. We are proud to participate in a project that will define a blueprint of how critical gas infrastructure should be planned, designed, operated and maintained to cope with cyber-physical security threats.