The STOP-IT project
STOP-IT focuses on the strategic, tactical and operational protection of critical water infrastructures
against physical and cyber threats
Water infrastructures are essential for human society, life and health. They can be endangered by physical or cyber threats with severe societal consequences.
To protect them, STOP-IT brings together a strong team of 23 partners from all across Europe and Israel to develop solutions to the most pressing threats.
The team identifies risks and co-develops an all-hazards risk management framework for the physical and cyber protection of critical water infrastructures.
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Secure your water infrastructures against cyber-physical attacks and threats with the STOP-IT platform, which supports strategic/tactical planning, real time operational decision making and post-action assessment for the key parts of the water infrastructure. The platform is:
- scalable (scaling from small utilities to large ones)
- adaptable (including various modules addressing different needs, with expandability for future modules) and
- flexible (the water utility managers can decide how to use it and it will be usable by experts, novices, and even non-technical staff.
The main added value of the platform is that all modules and tools are integrated, connected to each other and interoperable, therefore ensuring the protection against combined cyber-physical threats and allowing the analysis of cascading effects of physical and cyber events. The platform was validated in an operational environment and all solutions were demonstrated in real environments. The STOP-IT platform is explained in this Youtube-Video.
You will find more about the single tools of the platform here.
The core modules (dark blue) form the backbone while the remaining cyber and physical modules (light blue) offer additional protection or information to critical infrastructure operators.
„The water sector of the future will be smart: the intelligent integration and analysis of data from different sources will continuously create new opportunities, but also increase system vulnerability facilitated by the ever-changing landscapes of the digital world. The STOP-IT integrated platform aims to make water systems secure and resilient by improving preparedness, awareness and response level to physical, cyber threats, and their combination! I am looking forward to work with such an amazing, motivated and inspiring project consortium and I am optimistic that together we will be able to protect water infrastructure and ensure a safer, smarter, and more efficient water service to everyone.“
~ Rita Ugarelli (STOP-IT coordinator, SINTEF Norway)
„Cyber security should be the concern of every water network operator, not only security nerds!“
~Martin Gilje Jaatun (Security officer and WP10 leader, SINTEF Norway)
„Researchers, scientists, developers and manufacturers from all across Europe are working together in order to make water infrastructure safer for all of us and I am excited to work with such a diverse and professional team.“
~ Lisa Zimmermann (Scientific Journalist, IWW Germany)
„Participation in the STOP-IT project not only reaffirms Cetaqua’s commitment to the research towards better protection of water infrastructures, but also represents a great opportunity to work together with Europe’s leading experts.“
~ Enric Bonet (WP3 leader, Cetaqua Spain)
„Demosthenes said: ‚Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises‘. In the STOP-IT project we have a huge opportunity to produce great research outcomes targeting to the holistic protection of the water infrastructures against physical and cyber threats.“
~Prof. Anastasios Doulamis (WP7 leader, ICCS Greece)