Name of the Project: Defender – Defending the European Energy Infrastructures
Programme: HORIZON 2020
Duration: 1.5.2017 – 30.4.2020

DEFENDER will adapt, integrate, upscale, deploy and validate a number of different technologies and operational blueprints with a view to develop a new approach to safeguard existing and future European Critical Energy Infrastructures operation over cyber-physical-social threats, based on a) novel protective concepts for lifecycle assessment, resilience and self-healing offering “security by design” and b) advanced intruder inspection and incident mitigation systems.

The project will also create a culture of security, where trusted information exchange between trained employees and volunteers will complement cyber-physical protection, while preserving the privacy of the citizens involved.


The DEFENDER partners

  • Engineering
  • SingularLogic
  • Siemens
  • Eles
  • Engie Ineo
  • ASM Terni
  • ASM Terni
  • BFP Group
  • Ministry of the Interior of Italy
  • Dr Frucht Systems
  • Venaka Media
  • PowerOps
  • ICS
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • e-Lex
  • Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada
  • Jozef Stefan Institute


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