Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security

SIDATE: Secure Information Networks for Small and Medium- sized Energy Providers

Logo SIDATE 180px 1The aim of the SIDATE project is to support small and medium-sizes energy providers in assessing and improving their information security level. This involves developing an inter-organisational collaboration platform for energy providers which provides for example a security self-assessment module.


Start: 01-08-2015
Completion: 31-12-2018
Duration: 3 years
Type: BMBF Project

Due to the recent German and European regulations for critical infrastructures, the concerned companies and especially energy providers are required to get certifications for their security. As a consequence in particular small and medium-sized energy providers struggle to fulfil the requirements. Compared to larger providers, there is a lack of financial and human resources which they could utilise for IT security.

The aim of the SIDATE project is to develop tools and concepts in order to support small and medium-sized energy providers to continuously improve their security. Since many of them face same challenges, a natural solution to support them is to stimulate inter-organisational collaboration. This should be done by building an inter-organisational collaboration platform for energy providers. The platform should enable the energy providers to share their knowledge about IT security in a structured way. One of the platform’s modules should be a security self-assessment and benchmarking module, so the energy providers can easily assess and compare their security level.

  • Universität Siegen
  • Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • TÜV Rheinland i-sec GmbH
  • regio iT gesellschaft für informationstechnologie mbh
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für sparsame Energie- und Wasserverwendung im VKU