ZONeSEC 3rd (final) Official Pilot exercise at ATTIKES DIADROMES premises 25-26 October, 2018, Athens, Greece
The third and final Pilot demonstration will be held in Athens, Greece, from 25 to 26 of October 2018. The event will take place at Atikes Diadormes premises in the Attiki Odos highway.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Are you willing to participate free of charge?
We are preparing the Final Demonstration of the ZONeSEC system! You are heartily welcome to check out the details of the event (see official invitation below), which will be hosted by Attikes Diadromes (highway operator) in Athens, on 25th and 26th October. If you're interested in joining us, please send a short description of your expertise and motivation for attending the event to Lavinia Cadar at email@example.com by Wednesday 3rd of October. You might be selected for one of the free invitations available (i.e. travel and accommodation costs covered by the ZONeSEC consortium)!
Official Invitation (.pdf format)
27 September, 2018
ZONeSEC final event brings opportunity for sharing the results of the four-year project, as well as hearing about similar initiatives, analyzing joint possibilities for collaboration, and discussing the future of widezone surveillance for critical infrastructure protection, in light of the forthcoming challenges and technology trends.
Registration and venue
Registration is free and can be done by sending e-mail to one of the organizers
• the event organizer (Aljosa Pasic: firstname.lastname@example.org),
• the ZONeSEC project coordinator (Dimitris Petrantonakis: email@example.com),
• the ZONeSEC technical manager (Jose Ramon Martinez: firstname.lastname@example.org).
13th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2018)
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas,
S. Daukanto g. 28,
ZONeSEC 2nd Official Pilot exercise at AQUASERV's premises June 21st, 2018, Tirgu Mures, Romania
The second Pilot demonstration, together with the project meeting, was held in Tirgu Mures, Romania, the 21st and 22nd of June. Hosted by Aquarserv S.A., this pilot showed the application of the ZONeSEC system to protect water treatment infrastructures.
Short youtube video available (5 minutes duration)
Long youtube video available (17 minutes duration)
ZONeSEC 1st Official Pilot exercise at ACCIONA's premises March 16th 2018, Torija, Spain
The next demonstration event will be the first among the final pilot demonstrations in the ZONeSEC project. It will be held near Torija, Guadalajara, in March 16th 2018. The event will take place at ACCIONA premises. Acciona, S.A. is a Spanish conglomerate group dedicated to the development and management of infrastructure (construction, water, industrial and services) and renewable energy. The scenario will revolve around malicious intent to damage and illicit trespass inside the highway installations and premises.This OIP will be the starting final demonstration of all ZONeSEC platform's main features.
ERNCIP Thematic Group: Extended Virtual Fencing (EVF) Meeting at Chania March 9th 2018
As part of ZONeSEC exploitation activities and in order to continue the clustering with the ERNCIP Thematic Group “Extended Virtual Fencing and use of biometric and video technologies - EVF”, GAP is hosting the next EVF meeting at Chania, Greece on the 9th of March 2018.
We will keep you updated regarding potential synergies that may arise during this meeting.
For more information you may contact Gap Analysis Team in the following email:
ZONeSEC Workshop on Endorsement of a White Book: Good Practices for Critical Infrastructure Protection March 8th 2018
On the 8th of March, GAP together with TELESTO are organizing a workshop entitled “Endorsement of a White Book: Good Practices for Critical Infrastructure Protection”, that will be held at Chania, Greece hosted by GAP. This workshop lies within the scope of WP11 activities and specifically the T11.3 “Recommendations for the implementation of new technologies in the European, National and Regional relevant policies” and is also a means of disseminating ZONeSEC results to specific CI sectors. This first initiative targets the oil and gas sector. It aims at setting the groundwork for providing guidance to Oil & Gas operators on how to enhance the protection and resilience of their network, through the development of Security Management Frameworks that are aligned with the requirements of the EU Regulatory framework (mainly with the EU Directive 114/2008). The requirements for introducing a commonly accepted approach for the development of Operators Security Plans or equivalent procedures (at least at national level) will be identified. In addition, the harmonization of the regulatory framework to adopt Widezone Surveillance emerging technologies will be also thoroughly discussed.
For more information please refer to the attached draft agenda
SAVE THE DATE! CEN-CENELEC Workshop on Interoperability of Security Systems for the Surveillance of Widezones December 11th 2017
Critical infrastructure, such as highways, energy lines or pipelines, may spread over large areas covering wide geographic zones called widezones. There is clearly a need to provide proper security for such infrastructure against illicit actions and against incidents that may escalate to crises. Damages, intentional or not, to critical points (functions, equipment and controls) can compromise the integrity of the involved CI installations and the security of energy and resources supply, with adverse socio-economic effects to citizens, customers and the environment (major accidents). These could lead to large systemic failures of the processes operating in widezones, while economic stability, safety and security in Europe could be potentially compromised. As a result, developing 24/7 surveillance systems for the security of widezones is of major strategic relevance to European economies, industries, authorities and citizens.
The “ZONeSEC” FP7 project partners have worked together towards identifying a guide to a total solution for the protection of widezone infrastructures. A wide range of stakeholders across the EU might be benefitting of guidance and offers guidelines on the architecture in order to address the processing and communication performance limitations, introducing concepts like sensor clusters and sensor capillaries.
This CWA will provide guidance on aspects of the communication requirements between the entities in a widezone surveillance system and in particular the data and metadata that needs to be exchanged.
The kick-off meeting will be held on 11 December 2017 in Athens. All interested parties are welcome to register for participation and submit comments on the draft Project Plan to Workshop Secretary, Sophie Hamza (email@example.com ) no later than 08 December 2017.
More information and registry in:
ZONeSEC explores collaboration with ERNCIP initiative November 28th 2017
TMr. Dimitris Drakoulis (Telesto Technologies) and Mrs. Anastasia Chalkidou (GAP Analysis) on behalf of the ZONeSEC Consortium will attend the ERNCIP initiative and meet experts/policy makers across different EU countries in order to share/exchange information about ZONeSEC’s vision, technologies offered and standardization issues relevant to our developed technologies. In particular, ZONeSEC seek a close collaboration in 3 different areas that JRC and ERNCIP are focusing on within this thematic group (TG) which are 1. AS-IS situation in security in critical infrastructures, 2. Technical solutions existing vs. new ones offered by ZONeSEC and 3. Standardization activities supported by ERNCIP/JRC.
What is ERNCIP?
The European Reference Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection (ERNCIP) is a project hosted by the JRC, in partnership with DG Home, that aims at "fostering the emergence of innovative, qualified, efficient and competitive security solution, through the networking of European experimental capabilities".
The scope of the group is nterested in every possible device or sensor that could be put together to create virtual perimeters for the protection of specific areas of Critical Infrastructures and soft targets.
You can find further information about the ERNCIP Project at the following link: https://erncip-project.jrc.ec.europa.eu
SAVE THE DATE! ZONeSEC FINAL workshop co-hosted with CRITIS 2018 September 27th 2018
The final ZONeSEC conference is scheduled for September 27th 2018, co-located with CRITIS 2018 conference. More information will follow soon.
SAVE THE DATE! ZONeSEC End-users Workshop and Standardization Workshop October 18-19, 2017
On behalf of the ZONeSEC Consortium, we are pleased to invite you to the End-User & Standardization Workshops that will be held at Stratos Vassilikos Hotel, Athens, Greece on 18th and 19th October, 2017.
For more details please follow the link
ZONeSEC R&D Activities pave the way for new standardization August 29, 2017
The ZONeSEC project advances its pace it is time to assess the opportunity to embed the ZONeSEC research activities within the global European standardization landscape in the
secure technologies field.
Our aim is specifically to develop, together with the community of Critical Infrastrictures, pre-normative standards which can be later on adopted by operational stakeholders as standards and/or can be included in later regulatory provisions forcing the use of those standards.
To this end, following a review of the regulatory and standardization landscape that took place in the first 24 months of the project, we have identified the focus of our work in the "Interoperability and management of security systems for the surveillance of wide zones".
Thus we have formally expressed our interest to CEN/CENELEC for establishing a Workshop in this area and submitted a Plan of Action for achieving this.
More news will come in the next weeks.
MARKETS and MARKETS: New market research report Publishing Date: July 2017
According to a new market research report “Critical Infrastructure Protection Market by Security Technology (Network, Physical, Radars, CBRNE, Vehicle Identification, Secure Communication, SCADA, Building Management), by Service, by Vertical & by Region – Global Forecast to 2021”, The critical infrastructure protection market size is estimated to grow from USD 102.47 Billion in 2016 to USD 144.82 Billion by 2021, at an estimated CAGR of 7.16% from 2016 to 2021.
EC communication on interoperability of security systems May 16, 2017
On May 16th 2017 the European Commission presented the seventh report on progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union. The report focuses on the ongoing work to improve information management for borders and security and sets out the Commission's new approach towards achieving the interoperability of EU information systems for security.
3rd On-Site Integration Pilot in AQUASERV June 14-16, 2017
Third onsite integration pilot (OIP) will take place in Romanian city of Tirgu Mures from June 14th to June 16th at Aquaserv premises. ZONeSEC partners will demonstrate new features including adding new sensors and EU-WSRT tool. End-users will have an opportunity to visit the test locations and to see the components that the technical partners are installing, as well as to have time to ask questions and provide feedback.
2nd On-Site Integration Pilot Press Release by Attikes Diadromes December 14-16, 2016
In the context of the project, an on-site integration pilot will be held on the 14th, 15th and 16th of December in the park above the Vrilissia tunnel, following a predefined, hypothetical scenario (sabotage, intrusion, induced traffic events at the technical buildings located at the two ends of the park). During the pilot test, the participants will demonstrate the latest developments in the protection of critical infrastructures, such as sound and vibration sensors, drones, in combination with the fusion of multiples sources of data, simulation of incidents and data awareness technologies.
Questionnaire to assess public perception and acceptance of monitoring/control technologies Open till 31 Oct 2016
ZONeSEC is conducting a survey on the perception and acceptance of monitoring/control technologies in different contexts, focusing mostly on few identified monitoring tools and systems for surveillance and maintenance of public assets. The survey is aiming at embedding insights and feedback from citizens within the project architecture. We kindly invite you to participate to the survey following the links:
2nd Plenary meeting November 17-19, 2015
The next project plenary meeting will take place on November 17-19 in Madrid, Spain. Stay tuned for more details and meeting agenda...
Workshop on Vulnerability and Security of Critical Transport Infrastructure September 8, 2015
Attikes Diadromes will participate at the UNECE Workshop on Vulnerability and Security of Critical Transport Infrastructure presenting the scope and objectives of ZONeSEC.