CloudCERT

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CloudCERT
Testbed Framework to Exercise Critical Infrastructure Protection
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Keywords CERT, CSIRT, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Critical Infrastructure (CI), Information Sharing, Infrastructure Security
Funding Agency European Union
Project Type 4th Annual Work Programme adopted under the Council Decision No 2007/124/EC, Euratom, of Specific Programme "Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security related Risks for the Period 2007–2013" as part of the General Programme on "Security and Safeguarding Liberties".
Reference HOME/2010/CIPS/AG/20
Objective Promoting and supporting the development of security standards, and exchanging of know-how and experiences on protection of people a CI. Promoting and Supporting Community wide coordination and cooperation on CI. Development of tools needed to coordinate inter-sectoral CIP activities.
Participants INTECO - National Institute of Communication Technologies (coordinator),

Co-beneficiaries:

  • CNPIC - National Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Europe for business
  • Fondazione Intelligence Culture and Strategic Analysis (ICSA)
  • Indra Systems, Inc
  • INTECO - National Institute of Communication Technologies
  • Zanasi & Partners

User partners:

  • INTECO - National Institute of Communication Technologies
  • CNPIC - National Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection
Budget Total: 459,295€

Funding: 315,191€

Duration 1 January 2012 - 31 December 2013
Web Site http://cloudcert.european-project.eu

The CloudCERT project was launched in early 2012 and finished in late 2013,[1] with a duration of two years. It is co-financed by the European Union (EU) following the Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security-Related Risks programme,[2] located within the Security and Safeguarding Liberties general programme.[3] The program was developed via annual work programmes. Project CloudCERT is the answer to one of the calls for proposal issued by the EU in 2010.

Its main objective is to develop a technology solution for the exchange of information related to critical infrastructure protection.

Background and motivation[edit]

In 2004 the European Council called for the development of a European Program for critical infrastructure protection to counter potential vulnerabilities that pose a risk to infrastructure.

Since then seminars have been conducted, a green paper was published,[4] discussions with stakeholders took place, and there has been public and private funding for a pilot project. On 12 February 2007 the EU programme Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security Related Risks [COM (2005) 124] was approved. Directive 2008/114/EC of the Council of 8 December 2008[5] provides a method for the identification and designation of European Critical Infrastructures (ECI), while providing a common approach to the assessment of these infrastructures. On 30 March 2009, the Commission adopted the Communication on the Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure (CIIP) [COM (2009) 149],[6] which details the main challenges of critical infrastructure.

Objectives and solution[edit]

According to the European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection (EPCIP),[7] the stakeholders must share information on critical infrastructure security, as well as studies of interdependencies and vulnerabilities concerning critical infrastructure protection, threats and risks, ensuring the confidentiality of the information shared.

The CloudCERT project develops a pilot platform for sharing unclassified information on critical infrastructure protection and its security aspects. In this platform, agents with responsibilities in the field of critical infrastructure protection share security information like notes, news, security warnings, vulnerabilities, best practices, or any other information of interest.

Project coordinator[edit]

  • INTECO - National Institute of Communication Technologies

Co-beneficiaries[edit]

  • CNPIC - National Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Europe for Business
  • Fondazione Intelligence Culture and Strategic Analysis (ICSA)
  • Indra Systems, Inc
  • INTECO - National Institute of Communication Technologies
  • Zanasi & Partners

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