TIGRIS focuses on building an integrated and secure solution that combines the acquisition and management of information coming from different environments and areas, such as smart network devices, street lighting, smart metering y smart building. All of these areas will have to be developed under a hierarchical architecture (Integrated Systems) in which a set of smart devices will have to coexist to interact not only between them but also with external infrastructures, such as the Internet and cloud infrastructures (through SaaS layer); in addition to ensuring the development of combined elements of renewable microgeneration and lighting.
It is clear that in this project the NICS Lab's goal is to address the part of protection and security, in which aspects of authentication and authorization within particular critical areas and the secure interaction with the cloud will be broadly considered. To do this, standards and recommendations (e.g., IEC 62351, NIST-7628 for security in Smart Grids; and NIST-500-299, NIST-500-292 for security in cloud infrastructures) will have to be contemplated to identify problems and security requirements, and design and develop survivable subdomains, such as substations. In this part of the project, NICS Lab is actively collaborating with Telvent Energy.