In the European Union, ports play a vital role facilitating 90% of EU?s external trade and 43% of all the internal market exchanges. Ports are key facilitators in international trade and logistics, and they play a unique role in global supply chain activities. With the current digitalization trend in the maritime sector, the fusion of the physical and the cyber space becomes more prominent. An increasing number of cyber-physical systems are introduced into port infrastructures, opening up new threat vectors and making the port vulnerable to attacks from the cyber domain. Thus, a holistic view on port infrastructures becomes more important to identify potential threats from the physical and the cyber domains.
This workshop aims at bringing together security experts from different fields ? not only the maritime sector ? and discuss about novel concepts and approaches to tackle current issues in the protection of critical (port) infrastructures. In this context, we also want to look at the potential consequences an incident within a port might have on dependent infrastructures, economy and trade as well as the people living in its vicinity. Besides results from theoretical work, we would also encourage the presentation of technological solutions (e.g., prototypes) implementing those methodologies as well as use case scenarios and empirical studies, which provide insights in real-life applications and the occurring problems.
SAURON (H2020) https://www.sauronproject.eu/
SAURON was presented at the ARES Conference in a dedicated workshop PCSCP I with 4 presentations:
· An Overview of the SAURON Project Stefan Schauer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
A Novel Approach for Detecting Hybrid Threats in the Maritime Industry
Eleni-Maria Kalogeraki, University of Piraeus Research Center, Greece, Stefan Schauer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Modelling Cascading Effects of a Cyber-Attack on a Container Port
Sandra König, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
How Ports can combat the Hybrid Cyber Physical Security Threat: Lessons
from the SAURON project
Richard Chisnall, Innovasec, UK
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology