MITIGATE: New brochure 2018 available now

The final brochure on the EU project MITIGATE has been published. The research project aimed at developing a risk management system for the IT infrastructure of the maritime transport chain in order to ward off damage caused by malware or cyber attacks. Read about the software solution here.

MITIGATE takes part in the European Cybersecurity Month 2017

“Cyber Security is a shared responsibility!” is the motto of the European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) campaign. ECSM is the EU’s annual advocacy campaign that takes place in October and aims to raise awareness of cyber security threats, promote cyber security among citizens and provide up to date security information, through education and sharing of good practices. In this connection, MITIGATE takes part in Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy with additional contributions. 


MITIGATE invites Pilot Users!

Get involved and use the possibility to apply the newly designed holistic cyber risk assessment system MITIGATE. Become a first mover!

In the course of the next months the MITIGATE System is presented to maritime stakeholders like port authorities, port service providers and logistics service providers. The project consortium is thus looking for interested stakeholders to conduct the following tasks:

• Enjoy a short introduction into the MITIGATE system
• Insert an exemplary supply chain by choosing given digital assets, hard- and software
• Add new digital assets to the repository provided
• Build an exemplary digital supply chain
• Manage the threats of your assets
• Let the system run the risk assessment and see the results
• Review the attack paths
• Provide your impressions and advice through an online questionnaire

These pilot operations will take place in Bremen, Hamburg, Livorno, Piraeus, Ravenna and Valencia with an estimated duration of three hours. Register today for a nonbinding and free-of-charge training on cyber security and send an e-mail to info@mitigateproject.eu.

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.