PROJECT № 2018-BG-IA-0133

 

 

PROJECT № 2018-BG-IA-0133 CREATION OF LABORATORY FOR CYBERSECURITY AND ENVIRONMENT FOR RELIABILITY OF CRITICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

 

MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT

The objective of the project is to increase the resilience and the potential to ensure accessibility to the critical services offered by Bulgartransgaz EAD as a gas transmission operator and operator of essential services related to implementation of the Third Energy Package, and thus contribute to establishment of an integrated and effectively functioning single energy market within the EU, while at the same time enable meeting the objectives and requirements of the European and national cyber security legislation.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

The main activities included in the project are related to establishment of a cyber security laboratory, an environment for protection of critical data and information systems and training of Bulgartransgaz experts in the field of information security.

PURPOSE OF THE SYSTEMS SUBJECT TO THE PROJECT

Protected environment for critical data and information systems:

  • Replication and archiving of critical data and systems
  • Performing stress tests and data recovery activities
  • In the event of operating systems' incident, the backup ones - from the established environment for protection of critical data and information systems, will be ready for operation in order to avoid or minimize inaccessibility of the services offered

Cybersecurity laboratory:

Creating a virtual environment of network and information systems to analyse potential threats, malicious actions and other risks to information security; implementing various security policies and analysing their impact on Bulgartransgaz business processes; creating an environment for:

  • Simulation of cyber-attacks, investigation of cyber-incidents and the presence of vulnerabilities in the system and its applications
  • Surveillance and analysis of external cyber-attacks
  • Testing, training, development and demonstration of real information systems in an observed protected environment
  • Testing and implementing various configurations and scenarios for the purposes of assessment, planning and increase of information systems sustainability regarding the applied protection measures
  • Testing new software applications before implementation in work environment for potential vulnerabilities and/or malicious code
  • Simulation of new or changed processes related to the information systems used and preparation of response procedures in case of information security incidents
  • Monitoring, analysing the productivity of information systems in order to increase Bulgartransgaz capacity to prevent risk for information systems and opportunities for early detection and adequate response in the event of security incidents

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED RESULTS

  • Enhance Bulgartransgaz capabilities for protection, sustainability and prevention of information security incidents
  • Enhance Bulgartransgaz capabilities for information security management, information and information systems protection, and for prevention and response to information security incidents
  • Enhance Bulgartransgaz capabilities for recovery of data and the operating capability of critical systems in case of information security incidents
  • Enhance the information security competencies of the experts involved in administration of information systems and resources
  • Enhance the information security competencies of all Bulgartransgaz employees
  • Implementation of the regulatory requirements (EU Directive 2016/1148 concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems, Cyber security Act, Ordinance on the general requirements for network and information security, eGovernment Act, National cyber security strategy 2020 CYBER SUSTAINABLE BULGARIA 2020, internal company policies and instructions, etc.)

 

TOTAL ELIGIBLE COSTS: € 199 293

BENEFICIARY: BULGARTRANSGAZ EAD

ACTION DURATION:: 09.05.2019 – 28.02.2021

FINANCING: THE PROJECT IS CO-FINANCED BY THE CONNECTING EUROPE FACILITY, SECTOR “TELECOM”

 

CONTACTS::

Tel.: (02) 939 63 00

E-mail: info@bulgartransgaz.bg

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