RESIlience enhancement and risk control platform for communication infraSTructure Operators
(5/2018 – 4/2021)
Aim: Resilience enhancement and risk control for communication infrastructures
OTE participates in the RESISTO European research project (http://www.resistoproject.eu/) aiming at protecting critical communication Infrastructures from combined cyber/physical threats by providing holistic situation awareness and enhanced resilience aligned with the European Cyber Security (ECSO) objectives.
Based upon an Integrated Risk and Resilience analysis management and improvement process availing all resilience cycle phases (prepare, prevent, detect, absorb, etc.) and technical resilience capabilities (sense, model, infer, act, adopt), RESISTO implements an innovative Decision Support System to protect communication infrastructures from combined cyber-physical threats exploiting the Software Defined Security model on a suite of state-of-the-art cyber/physical security components (Blockchain, Machine Learning, IoT security, Airborne threat detection, holistic audio-video analytics) and services (Responsible Disclosure Framework) for detection and reaction in presence of attacks or natural disasters. Through RESISTO, Communications Operators will be able to implement a set of mitigation actions and countermeasures that significantly reduce the impact of negative events in terms of performance losses, social consequences, and cascading effects in particular by bouncing efficiently back to original and forward to operational states of operation.
In the context of the project, OTE participates in the use cases and holistic system definition and modelling as well as in Cyber-physical risk/resilience assessment and improvement processes implicating aspects for prevention and protection. OTE is also contributing to the development of the tools and techniques for Monitoring and Detection of cyber-physical threats. OTE is also involved in the platform integration and is the leader of the Operational validation scenario targeting on improving resilience of current telco Infrastructures Management. Finally, the company contributes to the dissemination and exploitation of the project results.
The project is co-funded by the EU through the Horizon 2020 Programme and is scheduled to run for 3 years (5/2018-4/2021). RESISTO is being implemented by 19 partners from 9 countries (Greece, Italy, United Kingdom, Romania, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Estonia, Cyprus).