EnergyShield, Cybersecurity for the Electrical Power and Energy System operators in Europe | SIVECO Romania

EnergyShield, Cybersecurity for the Electrical Power and Energy System operators in Europe

Monday, October 7, 2019

Romania is leader in one of de biggest projects that captures the needs of Electrical Power and Energy System operators and combines the latest technologies for vulnerability assessment, supervision and protection to draft a defensive toolkit

The EnergyShield toolkit will comprise specific innovative software components covering cybersecurity assessment (automated threat modelling), monitoring & protection (anomaly detection and DDoS mitigation) and learning & sharing (security information and event management).

SIVECO Romania leads an interdisciplinary Consortium (18 partners from 10 European and associated states) that was awarded 7.4 million Euros to implement an Integrated Cybersecurity Solution for the Vulnerability Assessment, Monitoring and Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructures. The EnergyShield Consortium consists of two large industrial partners (SIVECO Romania and PSI Software AG Germany), supported by 6 innovative SMEs, 3 academic research organizations and 7 end-users representing various parts of the EPES value chain. Partners complement each other in terms of competences, expertise and technical capabilities and market strategy.

As a technological partner, SIVECO Romania is actively involved in all the implementation stages of the project, which concerns the technical solution and the specific technological aspects of cybersecurity, applicable in the field of energy.

The project promotes an integrative approach based on the information exchanged by the various tools to predict future attacks and deploy intelligent algorithms specific to cybersecurity domain.

The toolkit will be implemented with the support of end-users representing all parts of the EPES value chain (generator, TSO, DSO, aggregator, consumer) who will contribute to the specification, prototyping and demonstration phases of the project.

The project results will be tested in two pilot sites for validating the specific innovative models, algorithms and cybersecurity solutions. Bulgaria proposes a city-level online demonstrator that will study the cascading effects of cyber attacks throughout the electric grid value chain, and analyze cyber security risks related to the cyber supply chain.

Similarly, Italy promotes a small scale offline demonstrator focusing on DSO infrastructures that builds a dedicated, offline testing area on one of the network control sub-systems where a cyber-attack will be simulated.

Energy Shield project kicked-off in mid-July in Bucharest, with a meeting attended by all partners, where the roadmap implementation for the following 6 months was drafted.


Project information:

EnergyShield project spans three years. The partners in implementing the project are SIVECO Romania (Romania), PSI Software (Germany), SI-GA Data Security (Israel), Foreseeti (Sweden), L7 Defense (Luxembourg) Tech Inspire (United Kingdom), Konnekt Able Technologies Limited (Ireland), City University Of London (United Kingdom), Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan (Sweden), National Technical University of Athens (Greece), Software Company Eood (Bulgarian), Kogen Zagore (Bulgaria), Mvets Lenishta (Bulgaria), Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator (Bulgaria), CEZ Distribution (Bulgaria), MIG 23 (Bulgaria), DIL DIEL (Bulgaria) and IREN (Italy).


This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement No. 832907.