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Ansaldo Energia Group is a leading international player in the power generation industry, to which it brings an integrated model embracing turnkey plants, components (gas turbines, steam turbines, generators and microturbines), servicing and work in the nuclear energy sector.
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Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. Cisco’s mission statement is to shape the future of the Internet, by creating unprecedent value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors and ecosystem partner. ...read more Company backgrounder
The company, led by CEO Chuck Robbins, was founded in 1984; its headquarters are in San Josè (California) and employs about 70.000 people worldwide. In FY2018, Cisco reported net revenues for 49.3 billion dollars.
In more than 30 years of history, Cisco has been driving the evolution of networking technologies. Today, the company sells solutions, services and business architectures that enable digital transformation, with technologies that make it possible to securely connect everything.
Digitization creates huge opportunities for our world, as it allows to face some of the big challenges we have in front of us: education, healthcare, quality of life, sustainability, human rights. With the help of technology we can create a more inclusive society and Cisco is determined to use technology to multiply the positive impact of its social responsibility initiatives. Cisco Networking Academy is one of these initiatives: an education program that the company launched in 1997 that allowed millions of people to acquire digital skills.

Cisco in Italy
Cisco started its Italian operations in 1994 and today is led by Agostino Santoni. Cisco’s headquarters in Italy are located in Vimercate (MB) (where the company also has an R&D center on photonics); the company has offices in Rome and Padua. Cisco contributes to the development of the country and supports the Digital Agenda plan. The company helps organizations, government and citizen to benefits from the opportunities generated by digitization. In particular, Cisco is working to strengthen our innovation ecosystem to help our companies to be more competitive and to grow thanks to technology.
In January 2016, the company announced Digitaliani, a program to accelerate the digitization of the country with an investment of 100 million dollars in 3 years.
To live and work in a digital country, it is imperative that everybody has the right digital skills. For this reason, in 1999 Cisco launched the Cisco Networking Academy Program in Italy. Today there are about 340 Networking Academies in Italy; in the last three years only, there have been more than 100.000 students.
Cisco Italia is recognized for the quality of its working enviroment. From 2016 to 2019, for fours years in a row, the company reached the first place in the Great Place to Work ranking.
Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 3,000 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems.
The company has over 900 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.
Il Gruppo opera in oltre 30 Paesi di 4 continenti con una capacità installata netta di oltre 89 GW. Le società di distribuzione trasportano energia elettrica grazie a una rete di circa 1,9 milioni di chilometri complessivi. Le aziende del Gruppo operanti nel mercato dell'energia elettrica e del gas servono inoltre 61 milioni di utenze nel mondo.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company, which has been operating in the market for over 21 years. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into next generation security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. ...read more The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Informazioni su Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Lab è un’azienda di sicurezza informatica a livello globale che opera nel mercato da oltre 21 anni. La profonda intelligence sulle minacce e l’expertise di Kaspersky Lab si trasformano costantemente in soluzioni di sicurezza e servizi di nuova generazione per la protezione di aziende, infrastrutture critiche, enti governativi e utenti privati di tutto il mondo. Il portfolio completo di sicurezza dell’azienda include la miglior protezione degli endpoint e numerosi servizi e soluzioni di sicurezza specializzati per combattere le sofisticate minacce digitali in continua evoluzione. Più di 400 milioni di utenti sono protetti dalle tecnologie di Kaspersky Lab e aiutiamo 270.000 clienti aziendali a proteggere ciò che è per loro più importante. Per ulteriori informazioni: www.kaspersky.com/it

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La Divisione Sistemi per la Sicurezza e le Informazioni di Leonardo è uno dei maggiori operatori nella realizzazione di soluzioni per la sicurezza e la resilienza del territorio, la protezione delle infrastrutture critiche, dei Trasporti e dei Grandi Eventi, la gestione delle emergenze, il controllo del traffico aereo e marittimo, la sicurezza informatica e la protezione dei dati, nonché di sistemi per l'automazione nei settori della logistica e dei trasporti. ...read more La struttura fornisce reti integrate e sicure di comunicazioni per una gestione sicura e affidabile delle informazioni; realizza Centri di Controllo integrati e interoperabili, capaci di incrementare la conoscenza dello scenario operativo e supportare efficacemente l'intervento degli operatori nella gestione di eventi ordinari e straordinari, secondo i livelli di sicurezza più elevati. Supporta la trasformazione digitale di organizzazioni civili e militari progettando e sviluppando Infrastrutture e sviluppando innovative basate su Intelligenza Artificiale e Analytics in grado di incrementare significativamente la capacità di anticipare le minacce, gestire i rischi e garantire una reazione efficace agli attacchi cyber. Tra le soluzioni più significative a livello mondiale nel settore della cyber security figura il sistema NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC), che eroga servizi a oltre 70.000 utenti NATO in 29 Paesi. Leader nella gestione e controllo del traffico aereo e marittimo, attraverso sistemi che consentono la circolazione veloce, efficiente e sicura di aerei e navi, la Divisione conta più di 150 installazioni a livello mondiale. Fornitore di riferimento dei grandi operatori e corrieri per gli hub logistici postali e dei principali aeroporti per la movimentazione dei bagagli, la Divisione fornisce soluzioni integrate multifunzionali per lo smistamento, la movimentazione e la tracciatura di lettere, pacchi e bagagli.
Terna is a large energy transmission system operator, top in Europe and among the global leaders, managing more than 72,000 km of lines in Italy. Over 4.000 professionals serve the country and the European electricity union, to guarantee the efficiency and security of the grid and transmit energy every day: a critical infrastructure for the development and growth of Italy.

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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability in digital platform. ABB's market leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

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Costa Cruises is an Italian company that is part of Carnival Corporation & plc, the largest cruise group in the world. For over 70 years the ships of the Costa fleet have been travelling the world's seas offering hospitality and authentic Italian style holidays, distinguished by exquisite food, fine wines, unique shopping experiences, and a comprehensive selection of famous Italian brands. Currently the Costa fleet has 15 ships in service, all flying the Italian flag. Two new latest generation vessels are expected in 2019 and 2021. They will be fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the world's "cleanest fossil fuel", and a real environmental innovation. Costa represents Italian excellence, and every day surpasses the expectations of its guests with a unique and unforgettable holiday experience. It does this thanks to the approximately 19,000 employees around the world who work to provide the best of Italy on board, with 140 different routes, 250 destinations and 60 ports of embarkation.
Founded in 2002, MAPS is an innovative SME operating in the digital transformation sector. With its headquarters in Parma, and employing 170 people, it produces and distributes software for analysing big data that allow client companies to manage and analyse large quantities of data and information, helping them to implement their own strategic decisions and operational processes and in the definition of new business models. MAPS operates through three business units (Large Enterprise, Healthcare Industry, Gzoom) and has a portfolio of over 180 highly loyal clients belonging to different sectors: Services, Healthcare, Industry and Public Administration.
Proofpoint is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint to mitigate their most critical security and compliance risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web. No one protects people, the data they create, and the digital channels they use more effectively than Proofpoint.

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CETENA S.p.A.– a study centre in the maritime field – was born in 1962 and it is a Fincantieri company with headquarters in Genova. CETENA supports its customers with a wide range of consultancy, activities on board, specific products, laboratory tests and training programmes in the maritime field for civil and naval sectors. CETENA is able to manage each of these activities thanks to a team of experts with specific competences, knowledge and experience. ...read more To maintain a direct link with shipyard activities (engineering and production), CETENA has different offices and test laboratories in strategic positions all over Italy (Trieste – Castellammare – Palermo).
CETENA also develops collaborations with different research centres in Italy and Europe and it is involved in many research projects with University, Ministry and industrial companies.
In order to guarantee the best services, our company includes various Operation Units within which engineers with different competences and skills work together to find tailored solutions and to solve critical technical issues of the clients.
The dual principal aspects of CETENA which are research and customer support, make CETENA unique in the market giving tangible advantages to its customers: on one hand, customer support is innovative because it is provided by technicians who are also involved in research activities and on the other hand, research support is effective thanks to the ability of CETENA to properly address research activities related to the input received from industrial companies.
Exein is a self-monitoring software meant for industrial SCADA and IoT firmware protection which operates from within the device without any external interaction. Exein is an edge computing machine learning driven firmware security solution. Exein goal is to secure currently running devices firmware and those which are not yet developed. ...read more Exein SDK for developers:
  • 1) Presents itself as a pre-compiled software library
  • 2) Provides welldefined API interface
  • 3) Provides a predefined and customized set of actions
  • Exein for retrofitting already running Firmware: 1) Presents itself as a pre-compiled binary blobs/modules
  • 2) Provides custom installation strategy
  • 3) Provides welldefined API interface
  • 4) Provides a predefined and customized set of actions
  • Exein supports all major chipset and firmware types:
    • Exein for Linux
    • Exein for RTOS
    • Exein for RTOS no MMU
    • Exein for Bare-metal
    Exein is the only firmware security SDK on the market, and the only payload that is chipset agnostic . Exein can work on Linux based firmware, RTOS based firmware, RTOS with no MMU firmware and bare-metal firmware most of the firmware security company are focused on linux based firmware . Exein Threat intelligence engine can push IoCs in popular SIEM thanks to his integrations API. Exein is successfully working closley with CISCO Italy to perform firmware security revamping for RTUs on a major Italian critical infrastructure. Those RTUs cannot be changed until 2025, firmware quality of the RTUs is very low and this can be huge security threat, thanks to Exein those RTUs are now update with a new firmware compiled with Exein SDK and libraries upgrading the firmware security and connect them to to a major SIEM/SOC thanks to the Exein firmware threat intelligence IOC signals. Exein is also under test by a major chipset company for integrating exein in its standard devolper libraries.
    Hitachi Rail STS is a world leading company within the railways business. The key products belong to the signalling technologies, mass transit transport systems and freight solutions.
    The HQ is in Genoa (Italy), thanks to its 40 offices around the globe Hitachi Rail STS develops, produces, and installs advanced signalling technologies worldwide being also a leader of the turnkey products. ...read more The company, as part of the Hitachi Ltd family, put in use also the cutting-edge technologies designed and produced by the mother company. Thanks to its long history, it was founded in Genoa in 1853, STS develops its business along the Full Service Provider main concept. It means that the company offers to its clients and customers, traditional solutions as well as innovative ones, operating as well in the Operation and Maintenance field. The company mantra is “Build the future, fuelling the present” and the co-creation is one of the main aspect of it as STS works along with clients, local and institutional stakeholders to develop specific solutions which suits needs and necessities of passengers and clients, contributing as well in improving the daily life of end users.
    Hitachi Rail STS is keen to play a central role in the mobility environment across the globe, offering innovative solutions which pay the biggest attention at safety, reliability, efficiency and at our environment.
    For Hitachi Rail STS "Making Security" means designing a defensive system based on the interaction of three phases of temporally distinct activities: Prevention, Detection and Reaction". In fact, the common feeling makes the term Safety coincide with Prevention, but prevention alone is not enough to establish an effective Digital Security process today. Precisely this definition of "Making Security" highlights the role of Detection: it constitutes a second defensive line to identify and contain a threat that has overridden the Prevention barrier, before it can cause damage.
    Hitachi Rail STS family is composed by around 4.300 employees in 30 countries. The company performances in 2018 are as follow: Revenue at EUR 1,437.1 million (+5.6%); EBIT at EUR 118.5 million (+17.5%); Net result at EUR 88.3 million (+36.1%); Net Financial Position, positive net cash, at EUR (398.9) million (+11.6%)

    Obiectivo is an advisory company specialized in information security management. Through a unique mix of managerial and technical skills, it supports its customers to identify, address and control information security, customizing all this activities on the specific needs of the client. ...read more Today, Obiectivo is identified by the market as an information & cyber security boutique, which bases its activity on : Excellence in terms of services and solutions; Innovation in terms of approach to the topics; Tailored projects one to one designed.
    Obiectivo’s services are requested by the productive and service large enterprises, the central public administration and, in wide terms, all the companies that want to handle this issue in an efficient and organic way.
    The company is present in Italy with two different locations in Rome and Milan and has started the internationalization process.

    RINA provides a wide range of services across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors. Multiple assets for a unique purpose: to build mutual trust with customers and to be recognized as the right choice in any step of a project lifecycle. ...read more With a turnover in 2017 of 437 million Euros, about 3,700 employees and 170 offices in 65 countries worldwide, RINA is a member of key international organizations and an important contributor to the development of new legislative standards.
    The experience offered combined with a policy of continuous development and training of its human resources, mean RINA provides utmost professionalism and competence. Its strategic solutions have been proven across companies and communities to provide management of every step in the operational chain.

    SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and serves customers worldwide in. 163 countries. ...read more Now more than ever, cybersecurity is recognized as a vital necessity for the protection of critical infrastructure. Preventing attacks before they happen takes a combination of knowledge, technology, and skill, but it also requires a security-aware culture. For over 30 years, we have emphasized the importance of security in integrated systems. When our first product released in 1984, we had the foresight to incorporate two levels of password protection as well as alarm contacts and signal access failures something no one else in the industry was doing at the time. Whether it’s regulatory compliance, securing power system assets, or protecting operational and information technology networks, SEL offers the security-focused, preventative solutions you need.

    UBiqube deliver integrated automation through Orchestration Continuum. Their MSActivator ™ DevOps framework emulates an orchestration continuum over any entity, any vendor and any physical or virtual domain for an end-to-end automation workflow design and process management.