The Secure and PrivatE smart gRid (SPEAR) project had its kick-off meeting on the 10th & 11th May 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The kick-off marks the beginning of the 36 months H2020 funded project. The project’s objectives include: to define and develop SPEAR system architecture, the security components and the privacy frameworks for the provisioning of situational awareness in relation to cybersecurity threats; to build attack detection mechanisms and promote resilience operations in smart grids; to increase situational awareness in smart grid networks; to create and maintain an anonymous repository of smart grid incidents; to provide smart network forensics subject to data protection and privacy, among others.
The project is made up of 17 partners from across Europe, coordinated by the University of Western Macedonia. IRI will be representing LUH and will participate in several work packages of the project. LUH will be mainly responsible for defining the User, Security and Privacy Requirements, as well as research Cyber Investigation Law and Regulations.