Privacy, Ethics and Cybersecurity aspects in Critical Infrastructures

We are pleased to introduce you to Electrical Power and Energy Systems (EPES) Shield against complex incidents and extensive cyber and privacy attacks (PHOENIX), a project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

In this context, the PHOENIX project aims to offer a cyber-shield armour to European EPES critical infrastructure, enabling cooperative detection of large-scale, cyber-human security and privacy incidents and attacks, guaranteeing the continuity of operations and minimising cascading effects in the infrastructure itself, the environment, the citizens and the end-users at reasonable cost. The Project aims to produce a complete EPES security and privacy protection framework, validated by real world scenarios by the means of 5 Large Scale Pilots.

The PHOENIX project aims to reconcile technology development activities with privacy, ethics, security and societal concerns, and to this end an ad hoc methodology has been developed and implemented: the PRESS framework.

In this context, CyberEthics Lab. (partner of the PHOENIX project) is interested to open a public debate with the stakeholders on critical infrastructures (i.e. energy) and existing armours against cyber and privacy attacks.

Specifically, in this workshop entitled “Privacy, Ethics and Cybersecurity aspects in Critical Infrastructures” CyberEthics Lab. is involving research projects from the EPES cluster, in order to show the addressed challenges (e.g. privacy and ethics concerns, compliance with regulatory frameworks and social acceptance of technology) and the proposed solutions with disruptive technologies (e.g. blockchain, internet of things, artificial intelligence).

We would be honoured if you could accept our invitation and be part of the pool of experts, operators and policy makers that will participate in the discussion.

The PHOENIX final workshop will take place in Rome (Italy) on July 7th 2022.

Further details of the event will be provided in case of acceptance.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme under grant agreement N°832989. All information on this website reflects only the authors' view. The Agency and the Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information this website contains.

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