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CISIM is improving an existing framework to simulate the resilience of critical information and communication technologies (ICT) infrastructure against threats, such as power failures, floods and terrorist attacks.

Project dates 01/07/2012 - 31/12/2013
Total budget€766 507
EU contribution90%
Project CoordinatorGMV Global Internet Solutions (Spain)
Project partners
  • GMV Aerospace and Defence (Spain)
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain)
Associate PartnersCentre for Telecommunications and Information Technologies of the Government of Catalonia (Spain)

Project Description

CISIM (previously known as CRICTISIM-II) is the second phase of the CRICTISIM project. During the first phase, a framework was created to calculate resilience – in terms of dependability (reliability, availability and maintainability) – of ICT infrastructure. The ongoing CISIM project aims to improve this framework, and will go one step further by also simulating dependencies with other infrastructures.

The dependability metrics are very important for security professionals working to improve infrastructure, and also for IT professionals seeking to improve quality of service.

CISIM will explore the possibility of extending simulation capabilities to include confidentiality and integrity security properties, thereby providing a complete security simulation methodology and tool for critical ICT infrastructures.

Benefits and results

This project’s target is critical operators, who need to improve the resilience of their infrastructures against a series of incidents that typically threaten ICT critical infrastructures, including hardware and software failures, floods, power cuts and terrorist attacks.

The project is expected to implement a software tool service and methodology for the dependability analysis of an ICT critical infrastructure, taking into account dependencies with other infrastructures.

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