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Cybersecurity: new opportunities for innovation to boost security

Cybersecurity of network of connected devices and personal data security, concept on virtual interface with consultant in background

The Sarlux refinery has implemented the agreement between the Saras Group and the Sardinian Postal and Communications Police for achievement of the objectives set out in the Memorandum of Understanding, signed in June 2018, to prevent computer crimes targeting the Group’s information systems.

In a global scenario, in which Italian companies are fast adapting to Industry 4.0, computer security is increasingly a paramount concern, in order to protect these ‘open’ systems, connected to the outside world thanks to the convergence between ICTs and ICSs and the use of IoT technologies, through which process, product, service and management innovations have significant impacts on production, products, information and people.

This is why the government has launched initiatives to strengthen security for the local economic and social system through public-private cooperation, as set out in the National Strategic Framework and in the National Plan for Cybernetic Protection and Information Security.

The Saras Security Manager and Cybersecurity Manager sign the agreement with the Head of the Postal and Communications Police Department of Sardinia

The technical agreement is part of the collaboration between the Saras Group – a strategic industry at national level – and the Postal Police and appoints the Sarlux Refinery’s Security and Cyber Security Managers as the officers that will liaise with the Sardinian Postal Police.

The agreement also specifies the action areas included in the collaboration on ICT, industrial ICS and security in information transfer systems.


Information sharing and analysis, to prevent and combat cyber-attacks or hacking against Saras Group companies.


Reporting emergencies caused by information system vulnerabilities.


Reporting the evidence collected by internal investigations to trace the origin of cyber-attacks against Group companies’ technology infrastructure.


Establishing and managing communication between Group companies and the State Police Department as needed.


Implementing joint training activities between Saras Group companies and the Postal Police Department on the information systems and technologies in place and on the procedures established to combat system breaches.

Managers of the Saras Group and Officers of the Postal and Communications Police Department of Sardinia

The Saras Group is one of the main European oil refining operators, and is also active in the electricity generation sector. Directly and through its subsidiaries, the Group sells and distributes petroleum products on national and international markets. In addition, the Group produces and sells electricity through its subsidiaries Sarlux Srl (IGCC plant) and Sardeolica Srl (wind farm). The Group also supplies industrial engineering and research services to the oil, energy and environmental sectors through its subsidiary Sartec Srl.

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