SAURON project addresses the topic CIP-01-2016-2017: Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of the combination of physical and cyber threats to the critical infrastructure (CI) of Europe and put the focus on protection of EU Ports under Transport Infrastructure and means of transportation type of CI.
SAURON proposes to ensure an adequate level of protection and resilience against physical, cyber and a combined threat for the EU ports and limiting, as far as possible, the detrimental effects for the society and citizens of a declared attack.
The vision of SAURON is to provide a multidimensional yet installation-specific Situational Awareness (SA) platform to help port operators anticipate and withstand potential cyber, physical or combined threats to their freight and cargo business and to the safety of their employees, visitors, passengers and citizens in the vicinity.
Nowadays coordinated and increasingly complex terrorist attacks are shocking the world. Due to the progressive reliance of the industrial sector and many CI, in particular EU ports on ICT systems, the impact of a coordinated physical attack, a deliberate disruption of critical automation (cyber) systems or even a combined scenario including both kind of attacks, could have disastrous consequences for the European Member States’ regions and social wellbeing in general.
Sauron has been financed by the Horizon 2020 initiative of the European Commission.