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Tool for sistemic risk analysis and secure mediation of data exchanged across linked CI information infrastructures (MICIE)
Start date: Sep 1, 2008, End date: Feb 28, 2011 PROJECT  FINISHED 

MICIE project, being in line with EU initiative to establish a Critical Infrastructure Warning Information Network (CIWIN), will design and implement a so-called "MICIE alerting system" that identifies, in real time, the level of possible threats induced on a given CI by "undesired" events happened in such CI and/or other interdependent CIs. Whenever such events occur, the MICIE alerting system will support the CI operators providing them with a real time risk level (e.g. expressed in a chromatic scale such as green, yellow, red).The alarm conditions will be evaluated by means of an on-line prediction tool making use of properly designed abstract CI models. The CI model will make use of hierarchical modelling in order to evaluate the "level of interdependency" existing among the different CIs, which will be characterized through proper "thresholds" values. The MICIE alerting system will also include a proper discovery, communication infrastructure able to operate in a heterogeneous CI framework, aiming at discovering the "sensible" data in the different CIs, at translating them in CI-independent metadata and transporting them via a communication network.Key activities of MICIE project will be:1.\tDesign and analysis of qualitative and quantitative interdependency metrics and indicators accounting the service continuity and data integrity of the ICT infrastructure of the CIs2.\tDesign and analysis of a hierarchical modelling framework for interdependency analysis based on the integration of heterogeneous modelling techniques3.\tDevelopment of an on-line (real-time) "cascade failure induced" alarm level predictor able to provide a qualitative indication of the actual level of exposure to cascade failure4.\tDesign of a suitable commutation network able to assure availability, authenticity, integrity, of metadata exchanged5.\tValidation of the interdependency alarm -predictor system on the infrastructure of an Electric Company, Israel Electric Corp, partner.

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