On the Use of Ontology Data for Protecting Critical Infrastructures

Abstract:

Modern societies increasingly depend on products and services provided by Critical Infrastructures (CI). The Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems in charge of protecting these CIs usually collect and process data from specialised sources. However, they usually integrate only a small fraction of the whole data sources existing in the CI. Valuable generic data sources are missing in this process, such as human resources databases, staff check clocks, and outsourced service providers. To address this gap, the authors propose a framework that takes a Semantic Web approach for automated collection and processing of corporate data from multiple heterogeneous sources.


AUTHORS

Photo of João Henriques

Department of Informatics Engineering University of Coimbra Coimbra,
Portugal

Polytechnic Institute of Viseu Viseu District,
Portugal

João Henriques is a PhD student in Science and Information Technology at the University of Coimbra (UC) and Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (IPV). His research interests at the Center for Informatics and Systems (CISUC) at UC include forensic and audit compliance for critical infrastructures protection. He also remains a Software Engineer in the private sector.

Photo of Filipe   Caldeira

Department of Informatics Engineering University of Coimbra Coimbra,
Portugal

Polytechnic Institute of Viseu Viseu District,
Portugal

Filipe Caldeira is an Adjunct Professor at the Informatics Department of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal.  He obtained his PhD degree in Informatics Engineering in 2014 from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra.  He has acted as program director of the Informatics Engineering program since 2014.  He is also a researcher at the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra and at the CI&DETS research center of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu. He has been recently involved in some international and national research projects.

Photo of Tiago Cruz

Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra,
Portugal

Tiago Cruz has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering at the University of Coimbra since 2013, where he obtained his PhD in Informatics Engineering in 2012.  His research interests cover areas such as management systems for communications infrastructures and services, embedded computing, critical infrastructure security, IoT and SDN/ NFV. The author of more than 70 publications, including book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers, he has also been involved in various international and national research projects.   He is a member of the IEEE Communications Society and an IEEE senior member.

 

Photo of Paulo Simões

Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra,
Portugal

Paulo Simões is a Tenured Assistant Professor at the Department    of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, where he obtained his doctoral degree in 2002. He has been involved in in several European research projects and led several industry-funded technology transfer projects for telecommunications operators and energy utilities. His research interests include Network and Infrastructure  Management Security, as well as Critical Infrastructure Protection.

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