MITIGATE offers a dynamic risk management system for all actors of the maritime supply chain to protect it from cyber-criminal activities.


      • detects vulnerabilities of the IT infrastructure,

      • enables to develop optimal security measures,

      • uses Social Media to disclose new cyber threats and

      • allows to collaborate with supply chain partners.

The existing risk management approaches are not appropriate for dealing with the distributed and interconnected nature of the dynamic information and communication technology based maritime supply chains. A first non-representative inquiry within the MITIGATE project revealed that almost two out of three of the interviewed persons have not yet undertaken risk assessments of their own IT-Infrastructure. They stated that the most important IT-Cyber Assets are the internal computer networks (among 50 to 60%), databases and operative applications (in each case 65 to 75%). To close this gap, MITIGATE aims to develop an effective, collaborative, standards-based Risk Management system for port’s Critical Information Infrastructures (CIIs). The system will consider all threats arising from the global supply chain, including threats associated with port CIIs interdependencies and associated cascading effects.

The acronym MITIGATE stands for Multidimensional, integrated, risk assessment framework and dynamic, collaborative Risk Management tools for critical information infrastructures and is a collaborative research project co-funded by the European Commissions under its biggest Research and Innovation program Horizon 2020.

The duration of Mitigate will be 30 months from September 1st 2015 to February 28th 2018. The total funding is 3.1 m€ and the budget is 3.6 m€.

The Mitigate consortium comprises 12 partners with scientific and industrial background from Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Romania and Spain. The project is coordinated by Fraunhofer CML. The technical coordination is done by the University of Pireaus, Research Center.

For more information about the Mitigate project read the MITIGATE Details.



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This project has received funding from The European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 653212.