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Community for Integrating and Opening Cyber Range Infrastructures that Build an Interoperable Cross-Domain and Cross-Sector Cyber Range Federation

PRAETORIAN strategic goal is to increase the security and resilience of European CIs, facilitating the coordinated protection of interrelated CI against combined physical and cyber threats. To that end, the project will provide a multidimensional (economical, technological, policy, societal) yet installation-specific toolset comprising: (i) a Physical Situation Awareness system, (ii) a Cyber Situation Awareness system; (iii) a Hybrid Situation Awareness system, which will include digital twins of the infrastructure under protection; and (iv) a Coordinated Response system. The PRAETORIAN toolset will support the security managers of Critical Infrastructures (CI) in their decision making to anticipate and withstand potential cyber, physical or combined security threats to their own infrastructures and other interrelated CIs that could have a severe impact on their performance and/or the security of the population in their vicinity. The project will specifically tackle (i.e. prevent, detect, response and, in case of a declared attack, mitigate) human-made cyber and physical attacks or natural disasters affecting CIs. It will also address how an attack or incident in a specific CI can jeopardise the normal operation of other neighbouring/interrelated CIs, and how to make all of them more resilient, by predicting cascading effects and proposing a unified response among CIs and assisting First Responder teams. PRAETORIAN is a CI-led, user-driven project, which will demonstrate its results in three international pilot clusters –some of them cross border– involving 9 outstanding critical infrastructures: 2 international airports, 2 ports, 3 hospitals and 2 power plants.


  • Partner: Électricité de France SA, ETRA Investigacion y Desarrollo SA, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Thales, IDEMIA Identity & Security Germany AG, RiniGARD, Medizinische Universität Graz, KONCAR - INZENJERING ZA ENERGETIKUI TRANSPORT DD (KONCAR), HRVATSKA ELEKTROPRIVREDA DIONICKO DRUSTVO (HEP), HRVATSKA GORSKA SLUZBA SPASAVANJA (CMRS), LANDESKRANKENANSTALTEN-BETRIEBSGESELLSCHAFT (KABEG), GRAND PORT MARITIME DE BORDEAUX (Bordeaux Port), AENA S.M.E SA, Fundacion de la comunidad Valenciana para la Investigacion, Medunarodna zracna luka Zagreb, Consorcio para el servicio de prevecion y extincion de inendios y salvamento, Fundacion para la investigation del hospital Universitario, Service departemental, SUB-C MARINE, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Projektlaufzeit: 06/2021-09/2023
  • Förderprogramm: H2020-SU-INFRA-2018-2019-2020, Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of combined physical and cyber threats to critical infrastructure in Europe