In January, Assystem took part in the International Cybersecurity Forum which was attended by more than 8600 delegates including 1300 foreign visitors from more than 80 countries. The FIC is becoming a key event in Europe in terms of security and digital transformation.
The protection of industrial information systems is becoming a major challenge for nation states and their operators who manage vital national resources, particularly in the fields of energy, transport and healthcare.
Assystem, with 8 other partners (AGH, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, SIXSQ, CNIT, RADIO6ENSE, Salzburg Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and SEA), is leading the SCISSOR project. This project is part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program and aims to protect technology systems of key industries threatened by cyber-attacks. One of the main features of this project is the implementation of a hardware and software supervision architecture to detect intrusions and alert when a cyber-attack is imminent. SCISSOR provides substantial support for the protection of the most sensitive industries in each country. So far, the SCISSOR project has had full scale testing on the smart grid installed by SEA in Favignana, Italy.