PROCRUSTES addresses emerging challenges for water utilities by developing a strategic risk-assessment framework and an associated toolkit able to analyse and evaluate cyber-physical risks (and their combinations) on critical water infrastructures and support the choice and evaluation of appropriate risk treatment options.

A new era...

Assisted by recent technological developments, such as ICT technologies, monitoring systems and automations, water infrastructures have evolved to new, hybrid systems. What we call “cyber-physical systems”.

The challenge...

Increased functionalities of autonomous operations, real-time monitoring and remote-control capabilities are becoming risk sources, exploited by adversaries to disturb or even weaponize water supply. We are compelled to rethink water system resilience and seek for the concepts, methods and tools to design systems that are less vulnerable to cyber-physical threats.

Our vision...

We aspire to reinforce resilience for both the water sector and the communities against the emerging challenges and to support evidence-based decision making for cyber-physical security of the critical water infrastructures, through state-of-art solutions.

Our mission...

With the application of innovative techniques and advanced technologies, PROCRUSTES aims to support strategic planning for water utilities, as well as to establish and promote adaptive technology platforms and provide state-of-art solutions to decision makers.
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The PROCRUSTES approach

Proactive risk management calls for prevention and preparedness, through structured multidisciplinary approaches, capable of offering the required risk-relevant context. In addition, as the resilience of water systems is emerging in policy discourse and strategic planning, it is imperative to rethink water systems as cyber-physical systems in a resilience-oriented way.

In its core, PROCRUSTES provides a synthesis of novel concepts and methodologies to assess risk in cyber-physical water systems. Utilizing the enhanced capabilities offered, the project moves towards a novel risk management framework to tackle cyber-physical threats, strengthen the capacities of water utilities to protect their systems, determine gaps and improve risk management approaches and technologies.