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Critical infrastructures

Critical infrastructure includes the assets, systems, facilities, networks, and other elements that society relies upon to maintain national security, economic vitality, and public health and safety.

Being vital for nation safety, critical infrastructures are often synonym of (very) sensitive sites. The proper functioning of critical infrastructures depends on the operation infrastructure composed of physical and IT components and also on all the probes and tools in charge of the security of those components. CCTV cameras are connected on the same network (not the same netmask !) as anti-virus and firewalls. Physical sensors provide physical security information but they also offer new surface of attacks. Every cybersecurity expert remember the Persirai malware which infected in 2017 over 100 000 IP cameras to turn them into DDOS bots. IP cameras and sensors can also be attacked and slamate before a physical intrusion attempt.

IDMEFv2 on critical infrastructure

First versions of IDMEFv2 have been specified, designed and tested in collaboration with the 7Shield project. The European research project Horizon 2020 project 7SHIELD – “Safety and Security Standards of Space Systems, ground Segments and Satellite data assets, via prevention, detection, response and mitigation of physical and cyber threats“ aims to develop a flexible and holistic security framework covering all macro-stages of crisis management (prevention, detection, response, and mitigation) to protect European Space Ground Segment infrastructures against physical, cyber and hybrid threats.

7Shield project was conducted during the SU-INFRA01-2018-2019-2020 call topic for Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of combined physical and cyber threats to critical infrastructure in Europe.

Thus IDMEFv2 is the only option that can cover all the needs of critical infrastructure incident detection with one and only universal format.

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