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Restoring Trust in the cyber space: a Systems Security Proposal

Objective

Fueled by a string of high profile attacks and recent revelations
about unprecedented cyber surveillance, interest in systems security
is rising-not just among industry and governments, but even among
individual citizens across Europe. Corporate organizations worry about
the viability of their businesses, nation states about cyber attacks
by other nation states or terrorist groups, and citizens about the
trustworthiness of the ICT infrastructures.
The long list of recent security incidents is eroding people's trust
in the digital economy and shows that more research is needed.

Unfortunately, expertise is fragmented across many places, while the
exchange of knowledge is lacking. If one group specializes in
code-reuse attacks and another in embedded systems, ideally they
should team up to detect code-reuse vulnerabilities in embedded
devices. Today, however, the flow of ideas is limited to publications
and ad-hoc collaborations. A more efficient exchange would occur if a
researcher temporarily joins the other group to collaborate directly on-site.

Over the past few years Europe has created
several world-class research centers in systems security. They
publish in the most prestigious venues and have a significant impact
on both the scientific community and society at large. Nevertheless,
in terms of numbers, most top groups are still in the US and the ability to
collaborate with them would be a tremendous boost for security
research in Europe.


We plan to foster such collaborations by supporting researchers from
European institutes to spend time with their American counterparts in
top universities. We will gather the research results in a repository
that links all the exchanges and provides a valuable input for
collaborative projects in itself. We will focus our research efforts
on both advanced attacks (e.g., exploits, malware, and exfiltration
techniques), and defenses (e.g., developing secure software and
protecting resource-constrained devices).

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/malicious software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 211 500

Participants (5)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 157 500
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 153 000
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
F-SECURE OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Tammasaarenkatu 7
00180 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (8)

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United States
Address
Massachusetts Avenue 77
02139 Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
United States
Address
Amsterdam Avenue 1210 Room
10027 7003 New York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Huntington Avenue 360 960 Rp
02115 Boston Ma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
United States
Address
State Street 35
12201 Albany Ny
Activity type
Other
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
United States
Address
1901 South First Street Suite A
618207406 Champaign
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United States
Address
Castle Point On Hudson
070305991 Hoboken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Commonwealth Avenue 881
02215 Boston Ma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments