On behalf of the ZONeSEC Consortium, we are pleased to invite you to the End-User & Standardization Workshops that will be held in Stratos Vassilikos Hotel, Athens, Greece on 18th and 19th October, 2017.
The ZONeSEC project funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme, brings together novel and existing solutions into a system-of-systems that improve the surveillance of wide critical infrastructures (e.g. gas pipes, highways, water treatment plants). The ZONeSEC project aims to address the needs of Widezones surveillance by defining a new European-wide framework, which will extend beyond a sole technical proposition. Driven by the need to yield a holistic and uniform approach, ZONeSEC redefines the issue of security of widezones by taking into consideration issues pertaining to costs, complexity, vulnerability, societal acceptance and ethics.
The ZONeSEC consortium strongly believes that end-users’ feedback has been highly valuable to the project’s progress. Information on the daily security operations at different infrastructure types has helped us better understand the challenges of critical infrastructure surveillance. Additionally the contribution of technology experts (industry, research organizations, SMEs etc) in various fields of application of the ZONeSEC project can contribute to the development of a set of pre-normative standards and the establishment of a CEN Workshop Agreement – CWA, on Interoperability and inter-changeability of equipment and systems, processes and methodologies for application to the surveillance of Widezones.
Support from all interested stakeholders is necessary to ensure the outcomes of the ZONeSEC project will add value to the security of critical infrastructures.
We would be glad if you joined us for the upcoming event, which will focus on four aspects:
Standardization activities (draft preparation that will form the basis of the CWA document); (18th October)
Requirements of security in critical infrastructures; (19th October)
Data protection and privacy; (19th October)
Dissemination and exploitation. (19th October)
Please refer to the agenda to see the work plan for addressing the four topics, and to find out more about your role and expected contribution.
Agenda (.pdf format)