A public-private partnership on cyber security for smart grids and other critical infrastructures, The Cyber-Tec initiative, has been launched in the Netherlands.
It aims to take a leading role in Europe cybersecurity of critical (information) infrastuctures by bundling knowledge and know-how through one facilitating organisation. Cyber-TEC intends to offer research and development and test bed facilities, information and knowledge sharing and education and training, through a network of people and organisations.
To begin with, the focus will be on smart grids and process control, then it will extend later to include water supply, chemicals and oil,food, telecom/ICT, transport, finance and defence amongst others. Cyber- TEC’s aim is to develop into the European Cyber Security Research & Technology Centre, building alliances both within Europe as well as with organisations elsewhere in the world.
“Cyber-TEC will link a unique set of actors in the cyber-security field, and as a public/private partnership will create new dynamics.” said Bram Reinders of the utility Alliander one of the founding partners who invites interested organisations to make contact.