R²D²: A New Member of the EU Cluster for Securing Critical Infrastructures

R²D² is set to make significant contributions to the European Cluster for Securing Critical Infrastructures (ECSCI) by focusing on strengthening the security and resiliency of power systems. ECSCI, which comprises a cluster of European projects, serves as a platform for sharing advancements in security and resilience within critical infrastructure.

The objective of this engagement is to facilitate the exchange of findings related to the prevention and mitigation of cascading events, cyber-threat intelligence, and other factors influencing the resiliency and security of electrical systems with fellow cluster participants.

R²D² project coordinator, Ugo Stecchi, emphasizes the significance of this involvement, stating, “It will be a valuable opportunity to share our accumulated knowledge not only with stakeholders in the energy sector but also with experts from various critical infrastructure domains. We can exchange best practices and procedures, thus contributing to the ongoing discourse on the state-of-the-art of critical infrastructure security.”

ECSCI’s primary goal is to create synergies and promote innovative solutions to security challenges through collaborative efforts and innovation across projects. Research endeavors will center on safeguarding critical infrastructures and services, emphasizing the distinctive approaches adopted by the clustered projects and building robust connections with closely related and complementary H2020 projects. To promote cluster activities, ECSCI plans to organize international conferences and national or international workshops, engaging policymakers, industry representatives, academics, practitioners, and delegates from the European Commission.”

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This project has received funding from the  European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101075714.