The KIOS CoE significantly invest in the development of CIS testbeds, to enable the efficient, transparent and reliable testing of software algorithms, hardware components, and new technologies under realistic conditions. In particular, KIOS CoE is developing a number of testbeds, which include physical as well as virtual components thus extending the size and complexity of the critical infrastructures. The testbeds are at scale and will involve infrastructures for a power transmission system, a telecommunications network, a water distribution system (all with physical and virtual components), as well as a transportation network and a cyber-security testbed (with virtual components).
A key novelty of the KIOS CIS Testbeds is the interoperability between all testbeds, through an integrated software platform. The platform enables researchers and collaborators to address challenges related to CIS interdependencies, safety and security (focusing specifically on cyber-security).