On 16 February 2017, between 09:00 and 13:00, the "Protection of Transport Infrastructures against Distributed Cyber-attacks" demonstration was held at the head office of Infraestruturas de Portugal, by the Portuguese team of the EU-FP7 ECOSSIAN project (European Control System Security Incident Analysis Network).
The team, in Portugal, is composed of three entities, Infraestruturas de Portugal, the Criminal Investigation Police and INOV, with the collaboration IP Telecom, a company of the Infraestruturas de Portugal group.
Access to the demonstration on the 16th was restricted to guests and a small circle of experts. It was intended to mirror the results obtained from the project during the first two years of development, through a “live” demonstration of the technology platform and organisational processes incurred.
ECOSSIAN is a European research cooperation project funded by European funds under the FP7 Framework Programme. It was officially launched on 1 June 2014 for a duration of 36 months, with the mission of implementing a pan-European advance warning and situation management framework with command and control facilities to improve the detection and management of highly sophisticated cybersecurity incidents and attacks against critical infrastructures.
The ECOSSIAN consortium brings together a European team of leading companies in the industrial and research field, a research-oriented SME and renowned universities. Nineteen partners from 9 countries form a complete chain that ranges from basic research and service design through applied research to end-user oriented service providers.