DEFENDER participated at a round table titled “Critical infrastructure Protection – gap between the reality of the Security environment and the new legal solutions in the Republic of Slovenia” Days of Corporate Security 2018 15-16. March 2018 in Ljubljana.
On 18 February 2018, the DEFENDER project was presented by Dr. Denis Čaleta (ICS) in the National meeting of Sectorial CIP coordinators in Ministry of Defence Republic of Slovenia where was also made the Presentation of the content of the Critical Infrastructure Act. More information is available at http://www.mo.gov.si/si/medijsko_sredisce/novica/8252/ (in Slovenian Language).
The DEFENDER project was presented at the European Parliament to Mrs. Eva Kaili. Beyond Member of the European Parliament, Mrs. Kaili is member of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and chair of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Moreover, she is substitute of the European Parliament Subcommittee on Security and Defence.
The DEFENDER project was represented by Dr. M. Bertoncini, Project Manager and Dr. Theodore Zahariadis, Technical Manager.
The European Commission was represented by Project Officers Ms. Carmen IFRIM (DG CONNECT, Cybersecurity & Digital Privacy), Ms. Carla Rocha Gomes (REA, B4 Safeguarding Secure Societies) and Mr. Konstantinos Ntantinos (EC Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology “Internet of Things” Unit).
The DEFENDER Security Advisory Board (SAB) meeting took place in parallel to the 4th plenary meeting in Athens on 11-12 December 2017. The meeting was hosted by SingularLogic S.A., member of the DEFENDER consortium.
The DEFENDER SAB consists of:
- Fabio Barba (Engineering), chairman
- Massimiliano Camilli (Engineering)
- Denis Caleta (ICS)
- Marco Paulucci (ASM Terni).
- ALessandro Carini (Italian Polizia di Stato).
DEFENDER has been presented at the EUCONCIP “European Cooperation Network of Critical Infrastructures Protection” Webinar on the 14th December 2017. Dr. Massimo Bertoncini (Engineering) project coordinator via the Webex Cisco Platform presented the webinar approaches under Horizon 2020 to tackle cyber-physical threats: ENERGY”
More info is available at: https://www.euconcip.org/images/20171211WEBINAR_AGENDA_EUCONCIP.pdf
On 28 November 2017, during the “Smart Grid viewed from the regional cooperation perspective” conference that took place at the European Parliament, Dr. Dušan Gabrijelčič (IJS) presented the DEFENDER project as an example of excellent cooperation between Slovenian stakeholders in the field of critical infrastructure protection.
More information on the conference is available at the following link.
DEFENDER press release: Critical Infrastructure in Electro-energetic sector – importance of threat evaluation, Professional Magazine “Corporate Security” Vol. November 2017, number 15/3, p.22-24. (available only in Slovenian language) (magazine is published in print and electronic version) http://www.ics-institut.si/images/stories/Revije/Korporativna-varnost/15/#p=22
ASM Terni hosted the 3rd DEFENDER meeting in Terni on 26-27/10/2017. During the meeting, the consortium had the chance to visit ASM premises and review part of ASM Distribution Network Infrastructure including the main ASM network control centre and some ASM secondary substations. Moreover, the consortium had the chance to visit the ASM photovoltaic Park.