SANTI, a project for the implementation of an industrial cybersecurity system developed by CEAGA


SANTI (Security Analysis of Network Threats for Industry) is an industrial cybersecurity system developed by InprOTech with support from CEAGA and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism through the support line for Innovative Business Groups (AEIs). This software is capable of supervising industrial network cybersecurity and monitoring in real time all threats that may affect the factory’s operation, aiming to prevent production stoppages.

With the advancement of Industry 4.0 and digitization, cybersecurity threats to companies in the sector are increasing, which is why CEAGA has launched this project to implement and validate an industrial cybersecurity system (Security Analysis of Network Threats).

From InprOTech, we have developed a cyber surveillance and network monitoring service for industrial networks, named Guardian, originally capable of discovering devices on the industrial network and their properties, detecting security threats based on different techniques such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, periodically generating reports with security indicators, risk level scoring, reviewing communications, and managing security alerts and notifications among many other functionalities, with the goal of identifying potential attacks and protecting the industrial environment from threats such as manufacturing interruptions, loss of sensitive information, or other cybercriminal attacks.

In the second phase of the project, we have addressed capabilities at a technical, management, and solution strengthening level, covering aspects such as: the capability of integrated management of multiple industrial plants, the export of security events to a third-party system (SIEM), internal alarming, the optimization of queue managers and databases, two-factor authentication, encryption and hardening, enabling and disabling certain functionalities, or the inclusion of multiple service reports embedded in the user interface itself. All this with the aim of continuing to advance in the consolidation of a mature and implemented security solution in real industrial environments of very diverse sectors and sizes.

If you want to know more about the functioning of SANTI, here you can watch an explanatory video with the InprOTech Guardian Demo.

The project was managed through CEAGA to support companies in preparing and presenting projects for regional, national, and European aid calls. Thanks to this initiative, InprOTech Guardian has been implemented in companies Goycar Galicia, S.L. and INPLASOR GALICIA SL (phase I), which were joined by Adhex Technologies and Drogas Vigo S.L. in phase II, to collect all kinds of useful information on the functioning of SANTI and the real cyber threats that factories are exposed to. Below, we will introduce the parties involved in the project:

  • Adhex Techologies: Adhex Tech Tapes is a subsidiary of Adhex Technologies, which was established in 2001. It engages in activities related to the manufacture of adhesive and protective solutions for the automotive sector. They currently hold the IATF16949 automotive sector quality management certificate, along with ISO 14001, ISO 45001, and CCAP (China Mark) certifications. Since 2020, they have new facilities covering an area of 13,000 m2, committed to sustainable activities.
  • Drovi: DROVI is a business group with 60 years of history in the chemical sector, dedicated to the distribution of chemicals, formulation of diluents and blends, and logistics and outsourcing services. In 2007, the Drogas Vigo group won the European HSSE – ESIG 2007 award (European Solvents Industry Group), and in 2014 was nominated for the ESIG AWARD 2014.
  • Inplasor: Since 1997, it has been dedicated to the manufacture of plastic parts, assembly of plastic components, and development of molds. It holds quality certifications ISO/TS 16949, ISO 90001:2008, and ISO/14001, in addition to quality agreements with several automotive clients, which allows it to serve directly to the end customer. Thanks to its 16 injection machines, it is capable of manufacturing over 100,000 pieces daily for various sectors, especially the automotive industry.
  • Goycar: Part of CEAGA since 2016, it is a company with over 20 years of experience specializing in boiler making, industrial maintenance, and new product development. It supplies most of the auxiliary industry companies in the automotive sector. Currently, they have facilities of 3,000 m2 and a team of 80 people, distributed among management and administration, quality, engineering, production, logistics, and assembly areas.
  • CEAGA: It is a cluster organization representing the entire value chain of the Automotive Sector in Galicia, from companies involved in large-scale manufacturing of vehicles and components to the auxiliary industry companies.

CEAGA’s vision is to position the Galician Automotive Sector in a competitive and sustainable leadership position globally by 2025, contributing to progress and quality of life in our environment. With this goal, it promotes high-impact cooperative projects to enhance the competitiveness of the automotive industry companies in Galicia.

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