Cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges of our times. All grid elements, from production to the final user, are increasingly interconnected and the effects of any unwanted event cascades rapidly and irreversibly. The reliance on ICT infrastructure becomes more and more important in our lives, within the society. Communications, data management, the flow of information and the linkage between grid elements is done by ICT. Moreover, the EPES is one of the most complex cyber-physical systems, with high impact on all other critical infrastructures. EPES already experiences complex cyberattacks.
The overall communication and dissemination strategy sets out the methods and their application, to align the CyberSEAS security measures to the market and to foster their adoption. The strategy defines the delivery of messages to stakeholders for reaching the project’s strategic goals. Consequently, the CyberSEAS project has designed a strategy based on five target groups and three project phases to increase the impact of communication activities. Through collaboration in the consortium, as well as through individual initiatives, the defined strategy aims to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and to develop the best possible technological solutions that truly respond to EPES requirements and to advance research and innovation in cybersecurity.
The communication and dissemination activities are achieved by creating and distributing high-quality materials, relevant and up to date information throughout the project’s lifetime. These materials and information are delivered using precise and easily recognizable visuals and identity (fonts and colors).
Moreover, CyberSEAS ensures open access to all scientific peers and relevant stakeholders, free of charge. The wide range of physical and virtual events, scientific and professional publications are essential for communicating the project’s findings, networking with relevant communities and collecting feedback for project’s research and for future projects.
The CyberSEAS consortium is comprised of 26 varied and complementary skilled partners and from 6 European countries, with a well-established network of contacts from the target audience.