EE-ISAC – Practical cybersecurity solution for the energy sector

Wallis, T. and Leszczyna, R. (2022) EE-ISAC – Practical cybersecurity solution for the energy sector. Energies, 15(6), 2170. (doi: 10.3390/en15062170)

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A recent survey of cybersecurity assessment methods proposed by the scientific community revealed that their practical adoption constitutes a great challenge. Further research that aimed at identifying the reasons for that situation demonstrated that several factors influence the applicability, including the documentation level of detail, the availability of supporting tools, and the continuity of support. This paper presents the European Energy Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (EE-ISAC)—a cybersecurity platform for the energy sector that has been adopted by multiple organisations. The platform facilitates sharing information about cybersecurity incidents, countermeasures, and assessment results. Prospectively, it is envisaged to be integrated with the threat intelligence platform that enables real-time situational awareness. By considering both fault and attack scenarios together, threat awareness can be mapped onto operational contexts to prioritise decisions and responses. This paper analyses EE-ISAC’s approach based on the conceptual applicability framework developed during the research, to improve the applicability and usefulness of this platform for energy sector participants and to identify areas that require further development.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The support of this work through funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant number EP/L015471/1 and the Research Institute in Trustworthy Inter-connected Cyber-physical Systems (RITICS) grant number EP/R022844/1 is gratefully acknowledged. RITICS have provided approval to publish this work.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wallis, Dr Tania
Creator Roles:
Wallis, T.Resources, Writing – original draft, Writing – review and editing, Visualization, Funding acquisition
Authors: Wallis, T., and Leszczyna, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Energies
ISSN (Online):1996-1073
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Energies 15(6):2170
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
312775Emergence of cybersecurity capability across critical infrastructure supply chainsMohamed KhamisNational Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) (NATCYBSC)N/AComputing Science