PHOENIX Project will ensure the Smart EV Charging Management System (SCMS) is resilient to Cyber-Attacks

The transition to electric mobility is giving rise to new threats and new opportunities for the electricity grid, in this regard smart charging management system (SCMS) have been developed with the aim of creating significant benefits by coordinating the charging of electric vehicles with the management systems of the power grid; however, if not properly protected, this collaboration can create various problems due to cyber-attacks.

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PHOENIX EPES Cybersecurity Large-Scale Pilots – Dissemination at Enlit Europe 2021

PHOENIX project will also be present at this year’s Enlit Europe from 30 November to 2 December 2021 in Milan, Italy. It is one of Europe’s largest exhibition addressing energy-related issues. We will use this opportunity to disseminate the latest findings and project results in front of a large audience of relevant stakeholders and raise awareness for cybersecurity and the challenges ahead.

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PHOENIX Project helping to Uncover the pan-European Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Data Wealth

Sharing CTI information has been recognized worldwide as a significant step in fighting against cybersecurity breaches. What if, instead of sharing plain cybersecurity incident data, EPES could receive coordinated or cascading context of cyber-attacks at pan-European level? The PHOENIX Incidents Information Sharing Platform (I2SP) employs AI methods to achieve this.

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PHOENIX EPES Cybersecurity solutions could help ITER integration to European Smart Grid

ITER project aims at commercial level power production (Q factor > 10) from hydrogen nuclear fusion to helium using magnetic confinement of plasma in a tokamak type nuclear reactor.

This articles provides an overview of the project, as well as a short report on the recent Annual Remote ITER Business Meeting held on 7 & 8 April 2021.

Once ITER is operational and integrated to the European Smart Grid, PHOENIX project Cybersecurity Tools and Functionality will be instrumental ensuring ITER is well protected.

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Malware: If they are down, you can be down too


[9 of May 2021] In the news today; Alpharetta, Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline has been (successfully) targeted and taken down by a Ransomware attack, threating the transportation of 2.5 million barrels a day (up to 45% of the USA East Coast’s supply of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel). As a direct consequence, critical assets like fuel pipelines has been shut down and pump prices can be increased in the USA.

If they have been targeted, are your critical infrastructure safe against a cyber attack?

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Enhancing cyber-resiliency of EPES assets


The main objective of the PHOENIX project is to secure the European Electrical Power and Energy System (EPES) assets and networks against cyber-attacks. A prerequisite for this is indeed represented by secure connectivity, which – although technical means exist – is not supported by a substantial number of legacy EPES assets. The PHOENIX project thus aims at providing additional security features and measures to the legacy systems by developing a Universal Secure Gateway (USG).

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