The SPEAR (Secure and PrivatE smArt gRid) project is a research program, funded by the Horizon 2020 framework programme of the European Union and it aims at developing an integrated platform of methods, processes, and tools for: timely detecting evolved security attacks using big data analytics, advanced visual-aided anomaly detection tools, and smart node trust management schemes; developing an advanced forensic readiness framework for collecting attack traces and preparing the necessary legal evidence in court, while preserving user private information; implementing an anonymous smart grid channel for mitigating the lack of trust in exchanging sensitive information about cyberattack incidents; performing risk analysis and awareness through cyber hygiene frameworks, while empowering EU-wide consensus, by collaborating with European and global security organizations, standardization bodies, industrial groups and [...]