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Press Releseases

1. Caleta D. (2017) Critical Infrastructure in Electro-energetic sector – importance of threat evaluation, Professional Magazine “Corporate Security” Vol. November 2017, number 15/3, p.22-24. (could be reached only in Slovenian language) (magazine is published in print and electronic version)   More information available here

2. Novak N. (2017) Corporate Security has for ELES company special importance, Professional Magazine “Corporate Security” Vol. March 2017 number 13/1, p.16-18. (could be reach only in Slovenian language) (magazine is published in print and electronic version)  More information available here

3. Bahun, P., Jančič, B., Habjan, V., Jakomin, M. (2017) Slovenian electro economy successful follows the innovative trends. Magazine Naš stik (year 2017, number 5, pp. 35-36) (could be reached only in Slovenian language) (magazine is published in print and electronic version) More information available here

4.  Press Release of ELES  releated to DEFENDER at Portal Zeleno omrežje (Green Slovenia Network). More Information available here

5. Press Release of E-LEX related to DEFENDER at on 20 November 2018 in Rome (in Italian)  More Information available here

Web publications

1.  Šalamun, A. (2017) ELES Obtains EUR 1 Million in EU Funds to Protect Critical Energy Infrastructure,NET (English language) (Slovenian lanuage)

2. Bahun, P. (2017) ELES uspešen pri pridobivanju evropskih sredstev, magazine »Naš stik« Slovenian power distribution magazine (Only in Slovenian language)(Available at Link)

3. Hočever, B. (2017) Eles je v okviru mednarodnega konzorcija pridobil evropska sredstva za projekt za zaščito elektroenergetske kritične infrastructure, Finance – Okolje in energija (Only in Slovenian language) (Available at Link )

4. Slovenian Press Agency (2017) Elesu evropska sredstva za projekt zaščite elektroenergetske kritične infrastrukture (Only in Slovenian language)(Available at Link)

5. Online journal Medialaws (December 2017) Carmela Occhipinti: Data Protection by Design: a multifaced concept 

6. ELES adapts to the energy challenges of the future (2017) Revija Varčujem z energijo in spletna stran varcevanje-energije.si (Only in Slovenian language)(Available at Link)

7. Mervar, A. (2018) Smart cities and communities are closely linked to smart grids. Portal Eko dežela (Only in Slovenian language)(Available at Link)

8. DEFENDER’s activities are in line with plans (2018) Portal Zeleno omrežje (Only in Slovenian language) (Available at Link)

9. Giovanni Maria Riccio, E-LEX  (Oct. 2019) “How to protect critical infrastructures and how to manage user data with the blockchain”  (Only in Italian language) (Available at Link)

Scientific Publications

1. Ch. Labreuche, S. Fossier (2018), Explaining Multi-Criteria Decision Aiding Models with an Extended Shapley Value,” 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-18), Stockholm, Sweden, July 13-19, 2018,  pp. 331-339, https://doi.org/10.24963/ijcai.2018/46

2. X. Zhang, K. Chandramouli (2019) “Critical Infrastructure Security Against Drone Attacks Using Visual Analytics”. In: Tzovaras D., Giakoumis D., Vincze M., Argyros A. (eds) Computer Vision Systems. ICVS 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11754. Springer, Cham. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-34995-0_65

3. K. Fotiadou,T. Velivassaki , A. Voulkidis, D. Skias , C. Santis, T. Zahariadis, (2020) “Proactive Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection via Deep Feature Learning,” Energies 202013(10), 2622; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13102622 (Gold Open Access)

4.  G. Maria Riccio and Fabiola Iraci Gambazza “Dottoressa in Giurisprudenza. Critical Infrastructures, Use of Drones and Data Protection“. Diritto Mercato Technologia, numeri speciali 2020. ISSN (Online Edition): 2239 -7442. https://www.dimt.it/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/completo-Riccio-DEFENDER-Drones-and-Gdpr.pdf

5. K. Fotiadou, T. Velivassaki, A. Voulkidis, K. Railis, P. Trakadas and T. Zahariadis, (2020) “Incidents Information Sharing Platform for Distributed Attack Detection,” in IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, May 2020, doi: 10.1109/OJCOMS.2020.2989925. (Gold Open Access)

6. X. Zhang, K. Chandramouli, D. Gabrijelcic, T. Zahariadis and G. Giunta, (2020) “Physical Security Detectors for Critical Infrastructures Against New-Age Threat of Drones and Human Intrusion,” 2020 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo Workshops (ICMEW), London, United Kingdom, 2020, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1109/ICMEW46912.2020.9106043.

7. G. Di Orio, G. Brito, P. Malo, A. Sadu, N. Wirtz,  A. Monti,  (2020)”A Cyber-Physical Approach to Resilience and Robustness by Design,”  International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), Vol. 11, No. 7, 2020 (Gold Open Access)

8. K. Chandramouli, E. Izquierdo, “An advanced Framework for Critical Infrastructure Protection,” 1st International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Security for Critical Infrastructures Protection (CPS4CIP 2020)

Workshop Presentations

  1. Gabriele Giunta (Engineering), “DEFENDER: Energy infrastructure protection”,  1st  European Cluster for Securing Critical Infrastructures (ECSCI ) virtual workshop, June 24-25, 2020.
  2. Dr. Denis Caleta (CS-Institut), “Could standardization break the silos approach in Critical Infrastructure Protection?”,  1st  European Cluster for Securing Critical Infrastructures (ECSCI) virtual workshop, June 24-25, 2020.
  3. Prof. Theodore Zahariadis (University of Athens), “Combining cyber and physical security management for critical infrastructure protection” 1st  European Cluster for Securing Critical Infrastructures (ECSCI) virtual workshop, June 24-25, 2020.
  4. Dr. Denis Čaleta (ICS-Ljubljana), “Standardization challenges in Energy Critical Infrastructure –  the DEFENDER experience”,   International Stakeholders Consultation Event on “Integrated Approach in the Management and the Operation of the Electricity transmission and distribution networks”, Virtual Workshop, 30 April 2020.
  5. Dr. Gabriele Giunta, “Situational picture for integrated cyber-physical Critical Infrastructure Protection,” 77th Meeting of IFIP 10.4 WG on “Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance”  28-31 January 2020, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  6. Dr. Gabriele Giunta, Dr. Denis Čaleta, “The DEFENDER project, Operational Security Working Group ENTSO-E, January 2020, Prague, Czech Republic.
  7. Dr. Artemis Voulkidis (Power Operations’ Ltd), “DEFENDER Human in the Loop (HITL) solution,”  Global Blockchains Congress “Convergence 2019” in Malaga, Spain, 11-13 November 2019.
  8. Dr. Artemis Voulkidis (Power Operations’ Ltd), “Combining cyber and physical security management for critical energy infrastructure protection: the DEFENDER project,” Mediterranean Security Event 2019, Heraklion, Greece, 29-31 Oct. 2019.
  9. Dr. Gabriele Giunta, “The DEFENDER project” Invited Speaker, International Workshop on Data Protection and Security in Emergency Situations, Rome, 24 October 2019.
  10. Gabriele Giunta (ENGINEERING), David Bernelle (ENGIE) “The DEFENDER project“, Programme Committee Meeting, Brussels, 18 October 2019.
  11. Dr. Massimo Bertoncini, Dr. Gabriele Guinta, Dr. Denis Caleta, invited speakers at the 48th Research, Development & Innovation Committee (RDIC) meeting of ENTSO-E. RDIC, Bucharest, 15 September 2019.
  12. Dr. Dušan Gabrijelčič  (DEFENDER Pilot Sites Activity Manager), Pannel “Preliminary Projects Results”,  1st International Workshop on Security for Financial Critical Infrastructures and Services, Luxemburg, 27 September 2019
  13. Dr. Gabriele Giunta, “The DEFEDNER project“, Invited Speaker, 14th Meeting of the Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societes under the Thematic Group of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) on Critical Supplies, Brussels, 16-20 of September 2019
  14. Dr. Massimo Bertoncini, “The DEFEDNER project“, Invited Speaker, International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE 2019), Napoli, 12-14 June 2019.
  15. Nikolaus Wirtz (RWTH), “The DEFENDER project“, 4. fit4sec-Netzwerktreffen, Berlin, Germany, 03 April 2019  (only in German language)
  16. Nikolaus Wirtz (RWTH), “Cyber and physical security in Critical Energy Infrastructures“, FEN Consortium Meeting, Aachen, Germany, 13 Feb. 2019
  17. Nikolaus Wirtz (RWTH), “SOC Development for IDS“, Energy Intrusion Detection 2019, 30 January 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  18. Dr. Denis Čaleta, “Defending the European Energy Critical Infrastructure – Best Practice in EU Defender Project”, International Conference “Corporate Security in Republic of Serbia 2018” Belgrade, Serbia, 11 October 2018.
  19.  Dr. Massimo Bertoncini , Dr. Denis Čaleta (ICS) “The DEFENDER project” WG-3 Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure (PCEI), European Defence Agency (EDA) Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector Phase II (CF SEDSS II), Warsaw, Poland, 16 October 2018
  20. Dr. Denis Čaleta, 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 Ljubljana, 2018 15-16. March 2018.
  21. Dr. Massimo Bertoncini, “The DEFENDER project“, European Cooperation Network of Critical Infrastructures Protection (EUCONCIP),  Webinar 14th December 2017.
  22. Dr. Dušan Gabrijelčič (IJS), “The DEFENDER project“, “Smart Grid viewed from the regional cooperation perspective” conference European Parliament,  Brussels, 28 November 2017
  23. Dr. Denis Čaleta, “The DEFENDER project”  round table titled “Smart Technology Implementation Supporting Urban Community Safety” International Smart Urban Technology Fair – Smart and Safe Cities, iSEC,  Belgrade, Serbia, 4-6. October 2017.
  24. Dr. Denis Čaleta, Cyber Security in the Republic of Slovenia, 16 June 2017

Open Access Book

Cyber-Physical Threat Intelligence for Critical Infrastructures Security: A Guide to Integrated Cyber-Physical Protection of Modern Critical Infrastructures

Edited by
John Soldatos, University of Glasgow and INNOV-ACTS LIMITED, UK
James Philpot, European Organization for Security, UK
Gabriele Giunta, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., Italy
Publication Date: 17 Sep 2020


Cyber-Physical Threat Intelligence for Critical Infrastructures Security: A Guide to Integrated Cyber-Physical Protection of Modern Critical Infrastructures