ELECTRON H2020 Project
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In the era of hyper-connected digital economies, the smart technologies play a vital role in the operation of the Electrical Power and EnergySystems (EPES), transforming it into a new, decentralised model with multiple benefits, such as distributed generation, pervasive control, remotemonitoring, and self-healing. However, the growing number of cybersecurity incidents in EPES promotes the need for shielding against a variety ofthreats, ranging from cyberattacks, dynamic and evolving Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), and privacy violations, to electricity disturbancesand severe human errors caused by lack of relevant training. The diverse threats that modern EPES are facing require novel and holistic solutionsthat employ cutting-edge technologies to detect and mitigate threats, while continuously assessing the dynamic EPES environment, ensuringcompliance with the latest cybersecurity standards and training the EPES personnel to appropriately respond to cybersecurity incidents andmitigate the human-error factor.
Considering these, ELECTRON aims at delivering a new-generation EPES platform, capable of empowering theresilience of energy systems against cyber, privacy, and data attacks through four main pillars (risk assessment and certification, anomalydetection and prevention, failure mitigation and energy restoration, and addressing internal threats and gaps through AR-VR-based personneltraining and certification), while fostering the cyber protection standardisation and certification via three novel authorities, namely the cybersecuritylighthouse, the cybersecurity training and certification authority, and the energy trading centre.