Belfast’s Centre for Secure IT (CSIT) has been awarded funding of £400,000 to help reduce cyber attacks to national grid.
The Converged Approach towards resilient Industrial control systems and cyber assurance (CAPRICA) project will investigate vulnerabilities within the national grid. One of four new projects made up of a £2.5 million initiative and co-funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and UK’s National Cyber Security Programme.
The CSIT research team will work closely with researchers in QUB’s Energy, Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC) research cluster as well as industry partners to understand and analyse the risks of cyber-attacks, and how they are communicated to businesses, along with providing involvement to counter these risks. Project industry partners are Scottish and Southern Energy, Statnett and Thales Ltd.
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