Dear Reader, welcome to the third newsletter of the SDN-microSENSE project, an EU H2020 Funded Innovation Project. This second edition provides you information about the latest news from the project and the upcoming scientific workshops that are organized by the project. We hope you will find the content of this newsletter interesting, your comments and suggestions are always appreciated.

Second International Workshop on Electrical Power and Energy Systems Safety, Security and Resilience (EPESec 2021)

SDN-microSENSE is co-organizing the workshop  in conjunction with the ARES workshops EU Projects Symposium 2021 at 16th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2021 – http://www.ares-conference.eu).

The EPESec 2021 workshop aims at collecting the most relevant ongoing research efforts in the EPES security field. It also serves as a forum for relevant projects in order to disseminate their security-related results, boost cooperation, and foster the development of the EPES Security Community made of security experts and practitioners.

The workshop is co-organized from the following H2020 R&D projects:

2021 IEEE CSR Workshop on Electrical Power and Energy Systems Security, Privacy and Resilience (EPES-SPR)

SDN-microSENSE and SPEAR are co-organizing the 2021 IEEE CSR Workshop on Electrical Power and Energy Systems Security, Privacy and Resilience (EPES-SPR). 

The smart technologies digitize the conventional model of the Electrical Power and Energy Systems (EPES) into a new architectural paradigm, known as the Smart Grid (SG), thus introducing multiple services, such as two-way communication, pervasive control and self-healing. Based on the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and future pandemics, this evolution and in general the complete digitization of the cyber-physical infrastructures become necessary than ever. However, despite the benefits, this progression leads to challenging cybersecurity issues due to the vulnerabilities of the new technologies and the necessary presence of the legacy systems, such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) / Industrial Control Systems (ICS) that rely on insecure communication protocols. Moreover, the automatic and autonomous nature of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) entities raises additional cybersecurity and privacy concerns. Current Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) have demonstrated the aforementioned cybersecurity issues such as TRITON, DragonFly, BlackEnergy3 and Crashoverride.
More info in this link

Biannual Meeting

On the 22th of April 2020, the SDN-MicroSENSE project had its 24M meeting. This meeting due to the increasing spread of the coronavirus, and according to instructions by multiple Governments as well as the responsible health national authorities, was made via a teleconference platform. All partners participated actively presenting recent updates on work done during the first two years of the project.

About SDN-microSENSE

SDN-microSENSE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 833955. The information contained in this newsletter reflects only the authors’ view. EC is not responsible for any use that may be made of this information. SDN-microSENSE website
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