Work Architecture

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  • WP1 (Horizontal Processes): This takes a look a horizontal processes and takes into account risk, architectural design, and user requirements.
  • WP2 (operational planning): Takes a look at operations modules and standard configs.  The focus is on:
    • a dependable multi level model of networked information systems that related to dependability.
    • a system of policies to manage dependable attributes.
    • Validate and simulate environments and determine their dependability among certain behaviors, attacks and faults of the system.

    The outcome of the planning is an optimal system that is tested under extreme conditions.

  • WP3 (deployment and hot reaction) addresses the automated reconfiguration process (to take place in a time scale of minutes). Based on alarms generated by elements in WP4, the system is able to launch resume operations with under-nominal resources, targeting downgraded objectives but keeping mission-critical functions running. The system could be driven into either a pre-defined state (for foreseen errors) or a minimal “survivability” state, when unforeseen errors occur. In the latter case, human intervention may be required for further analysis of the problem (to be carried out with the help of the WP2 tools) to achieve self-learning and lead to improved configurations and extended fault coverage.
  • WP4: Fault Finding: The ultimate goal of the system is to quickly find and fix faults. These faults could be the result of an intrusion or an incident.  The key is to contain these faults and make sure that they are fixed.
  • WP2, WP3 and WP4 will produce a centralized prototype and integrate all the various solutions.  (WP8: Integration, Validation, Demonstration)will show the improvement brought by DESEREC to the system’s ability to fight off the intrusions. The demonstrator will be applied to three test bed environments, to validate the DESEREC approach: the control and management systems of an electrical power network, a railway line and a telecom infrastructure.

 

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