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Prof. Antonello Monti, Ph. D.
Faculty / Institution:
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.10.2021 to 30.09.2024
EU contribution:
7.999.113,64 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101020560.  


Cyber Securing Energy dAta Services


CyberSEAS (Cyber Securing Energy dAta Services) ambition is to improve the resilience of energy supply chains, protecting them from disruptions that exploit the enhanced interactions and extended involvement models of stakeholders and consumers in complex attack scenarios, characterised by the presence of legacy systems and the increasing connectivity of data feeds. It has 3 strategic objectives: 1) countering the cyber risks related to highest impact attacks against EPES; 2) protecting consumers against personal data breaches and attacks; and 3) increasing the security of the Energy Common Data Space. All three objectives are equally important, since cyber-criminals are shifting tactics to favour multi-stage attacks in which stealing sensitive data is a precondition for the real attack, and enables them to maximise damage and profits (while traditionally infrastructure cyber-attacks used to be direct attacks to the machinery and typically targeted control systems, not data). Threat actors, especially large ones such as nation states, also carry out complex attacks that leverage supply chain dependencies, and this trend continues to grow, as highlighted in the July 2020 analysis by the Atlantic Council. Likewise, with the transition to scenarios where users are proactively involved, prosumer data is becoming more and more sensitive. To achieve these objectives, CyberSEAS delivers an open and extendable ecosystem of 30 customisable security solutions providing effective support for key activities, and in particular: risk assessment; interaction with end devices; secure development and deployment; real-time security monitoring; skills improvement and awareness; certification, governance and cooperation. CyberSEAS solutions are validated through experimental campaigns consisting of 100+ attack scenarios, tested in 3 labs before moving out to one of 6 piloting infrastructures across 6 European countries. Out of the 30 solutions, 20 will reach TRL8+ and 10 TRL7.


  • Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., Italy (Coordinator)
  • Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica, Italy
  • Airbus Cybersecurity GmbH, Germany
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V, Germany
  • Guardtime OU, Estonia
  • IKERLAN S. Coop., Spain
  • Informatika Informacijske Storitve In Inzeniring DD, Slovenia
  • Institutza Korporativne Varnostne Studije Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Software Imagination & Vision SRL, Romania
  • Software Quality Systems S.A., Spain
  • STAM S.r.l., Italy
  • Synelixis Lyseis Pliroforikis Automatismou & Tilepikoinonion Anonimi Etairia, Greece
  • Wings ICT Solutions Information & Communication Technologies IKE, Greece
  • ZIV Aplicaciones y Tecnologia SL, Spain
  • Comune di Berchidda, Italy
  • Comune di Benetutti, Italy
  • Eles Doo Sistemski Operater Presnosnega Elektroenergetskega Omrezja, Slovenia
  • Petrol Slovenska Energetska Druzba Dd Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Akademska in Raziskovalna Mreza Slovenije, Slovenia
  • Hrvatski Operator Prijenosnog Sustava Doo, Croatia
  • Enerim Oy, Finland
  • Elektrilevi Ou, Estonia
  • Compania Nationala de Transport Alenergiei Electrice Transelectrica S.A., Romania
  • Centrul Roman Al Energiei – CRE, Romania
  • TIME.LEX, Belgium