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Security research for critical infrastructures: examples from the energy and water industries in the new fit4sec brochure

The new fit4sec brochure explains who is considered an operator of critical infrastructures (KRITIS) and which focal points within the framework research programme Horizon 2020 "Secure Societies" are relevant for them. The two sample projects SmartResilience and STOP-IT illustrate the tasks that KRITIS operators perform in a research project and give an impression of both possible funding and partners for operators. The various motivations of KRITIS companies to participate in public research are also presented. Fereshte Sedehizade from Berliner Wasserbetriebe explains: "As the largest water supplier in Germany, we see it as our responsibility to make our contribution to the security of the water sector within the framework of research and development. Ruben Roque of the Heidelberg Public Utilities concludes: "Through the SmartResilience project, we have gained an international perspective on how new technologies affect interlinked critical infrastructures and the importance of monitoring and collaboration between interdependent infrastructures for risk assessment, monitoring and mitigation".

The Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry represents a large number of KRITIS operators and is part of the fit4sec team to advise KRITIS operators from all sectors on participation opportunities in European security research.

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