CIIS aims to develop methods and technologies for the exchange of information on cyber incidents across organizational boundaries to better defend against cyber attacks and to streamline analysis of current threats.

The smooth operation of critical infrastructures, such as telecommunications or electricity supply is essential for our society. In recent years, however, operators of critical infrastructures have increasingly struggled with cyber security problems. Through the use of ICT standard products and the increasing network interdependencies, the attack surfaces and channels have multiplied. Therefore, the goals in CIIS are twofold: the development of mechanisms for information correlation, aggregation, and fingerprinting of status and attack data, as well as the development of methods and technologies for the exchange of information on cyber incidents to better defend against cyber attacks and to streamline the analysis of current threats. As a result, the resilience of systems is improved (e.g., operators of critical infrastructures) both between organizations and between organizational units within large organizations (e.g., within ministries), and operational security increased regarding cyber attacks in sensitive areas.

Facts:

  • Project start: 01.11.2013
  • Project duration: 2 years
  • Funding: the project is funded within the security research support program KIRAS by the Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie (federal ministry for transport, innovation and technology)
  • Coordination: AIT Austrian Insitute of Technology
  • Partner: Energie AG Oberösterreich Data GmbH, T-Systems Austria, VRVis Forschungs GmbH, Bundesministerium für Inneres (BM.I), Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung und Sport (BMLVS), Institut für Rechts- und Kriminalsoziologie, Netelligenz e.U.