Public Deliverables

D2.2 Secure and Persistent Communications Layer (Ver. 0)

Keywords: Differential privacy, benchmark template, PRESS framework, cyber threat information, STIX, TAXII, blockchain, cloud technology, resilience by design, self-healing methods

This deliverable provides a brief overview of differential privacy techniques for Electrical Power and Energy System (EPES). Furthermore, this document presents the benchmark template for examining the compliance of the Secure Persistent Communication (SPC) layer to the PRESS framework during different stages of development. This template will be adopted by other PHOENIX components in order to comply with governance policies and data privacy rules defined in the PRESS framework.

To enable data communication within Large Scale Pilot (LSP) premises, it is essential for SPC layer to have common understanding of data models of information that is exchanged between PHOENIX components and LSP entities. To achieve that, this deliverable first identifies data formats of data exchanges within LSP infrastructure and then considers STIX and TAXII as suitable protocols for modelling and transferring cyber threat information by SPC layer. Additionally, this document investigates viable blockchains and cloud technologies deployment scenarios within LSP1 and LSP3 infrastructures in order to enhance data persistency, traceability, availability, integrity and interoperability. To this end, this deliverable specifies the security, privacy, persistency and real-time requirements of each data flow within LSP infrastructure. Further, this document according to data flows specification recognizes FATE Cloud and permissioned private blockchains like QUORUM and Hyperledger Fabric as suitable solutions for data storage in SPC layer.

This deliverable also discusses the concept of resilience by design for EPES infrastructures. Besides, it refines the non-functional requirements of SPC layer which were initially introduced in D2.1.

Finally, this document describes the simulation set-up and outcomes which is aimed for evaluation of the proposed self-healing methodologies (i.e. double virtualization and service restoration).

D2.3 Secure and Persistent Communications Layer (Ver. 1)

Keywords: Secure and Persistent Communication, Cyber Threat Information, Distributed Ledger Technologies, federated cloud, resilience, Electrical Power and Energy System

The PHOENIX project focuses on the protection of European Electrical Power and Energy System (EPES) assets and networks against cyber-attacks. The Secure and Persistent Communications (SPC) Layer is one of the key components to achieve this goal, enabling coordinated cybersecurity measures and the secure exchange of Cyber Threat Intelligence at the same time enforcing privacy. To increase the availability and reliability of the PHOENIX core components and foster communications resilience, the platform deployment of PHOENIX follows the cloud native paradigm with the adoption of container-based operation and container orchestration processes. The SPC Layer offers security over legacy protocols currently used in EPES infrastructures as well as data persistency by adopting a data-centric approach based on federated Distributed Ledger Technologies to achieve a higher degree of persistency, traceability, availability, integrity, and interoperability in the context of data communications. Furthermore, several “by-design” options to increase the resilience of EPES systems have been investigated. This deliverable provides the second version of the SPC Layer description whereas the final update will be given in D2.4: Secure and Persistent Communications Layer (Ver. 2).

D4.1 PRESS Framework Analysis

Keywords: Data Protection, Ethics, Privacy, Social Acceptance, EPES

This deliverable will analyse the EPES related Privacy, Data Protection, Ethics, Security and Societal implications to be addressed by PHOENIX Project.

D4.2 Privacy, Reputation and Mutual Auditability toolbox

Keywords: Privacy protection, advanced consent, reputation, mutual auditability, PRESS framework, compliance rules, governance policies, GDPR, data exchange, large-scale pilots.

This deliverable provides the current state of the developments in the context of WP4. The deliverable presents a more detailed Privacy, Protection Enforcement component placement and an initial specification of the Privacy, Reputation and Mutual Auditability toolbox.

D8.2 Marketing and Promotional Tools

Keywords: Communication, Deliverable, Dissemination, Publication, Reporting

This deliverable describes the marketing and promotion activities undertaken and assets developed for the PHOENIX project. It includes the communication goals and objectives in line with the project vision and the plan to achieve the same. It also includes the visual identity developed for the project and the different promotional tools employed to disseminate the project and the measures and indicators of tracking the progress and effectiveness of the dissemination and outreach activities.

D8.6 Dissemination and Standardisation Activities

Keywords: Dissemination, Standardization, Publications, Events, PHOENIX Cybersecurity certification centre

This deliverable reports on the status of scientific, standardization, and dissemination activities performed in the first project period. The current status of work is still preliminary and will be completed by the second version of this deliverable. Specifically, PHOENIX has started a significant number of standardization activities. For this purpose the PHOENIX Cybersecurity Certification Centre was created that will also contribute to cyber security and privacy issues related to electrical Power and energy system. Moreover, consortium partners have been active in disseminating PHOENIX activities in terms of publications, scientific talks and presentations.


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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