This R&D project seeks a generic cybersecurity solution for the port systems of the future. A demonstrator will test different attack scenarios and possible responses at the port’s hotspots.
Bringing together Atos and Naval Group, the three-and-a-half year project PFS (Ports du Futur Sécurisé / Ports of the Future in Security ) project aims to develop methods and tools to increase the resistance of future ports to cyberattacks, whether they are targeted or not. This will result in the definition of a generic “cyber” solution that will validate technical solutions for resilience to digital risks in industrial infrastructure.
The ports play a key role in the French economy, in terms of freight transport: 74% of extra-EU goods arrive on our territory via the main ports. It is noteworthy that a 54% increase in goods handled in EU ports is expected between now and 2030. Port infrastructures are currently undergoing their digital transformation and are, in fact, increasingly vulnerable. Formerly isolated, the command and control systems that regulate many critical infrastructures are now open to other information systems (IS) and the growing needs for data transfer to the IS will eventually make the isolation of industrial networks utopian.
The issue of port cybersecurity over the next 2-5 years is at the heart of the PFS project. The main French ports (Marseille, Dunkirk, Nantes-Saint Nazaire, Toulon, etc.) are official contributors to this project and will participate in defining the Port of the Future and its main functions.
This project is carried out in partnership with Naval Group, the European leader in naval defence. Naval Group is the system integrator of the cyber capacity on board all the ships of the French Navy. His mastery of maritime environments and port infrastructures in particular will allow optimal integration of cybersecurity in these very specific contexts. Atos, international leader in digital transformation and leader in cybersecurity in Europe, has also joined this project to bring its expertise in the management of digital identities. This consortium is open to SMEs that have technologies to develop in service of the cybersecurity challenges of Port of the Future.
This project aims to build a demonstrator that can show the impact of the various digital risks and types of possible attacks, before validating technical solutions for resilience.