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Secure and Safe Internet of Things

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Secure framework for the Internet-of-Things

Digitalisation and the proliferation of smart technology applications have brought the Internet of Things (IoT) closer to becoming a reality, along with its multitude of benefits. However, this advancement has also escalated cybersecurity risks to critical levels. These risks are continuously increasing, posing threats not only to online processes but also to physical systems. Recognising the magnitude of this danger, the EU-funded SerIoT project aims to design, develop, implement, and assess an innovative IoT framework. This framework will be based on adaptive smart software-defined networks, significantly enhancing and optimising security in IoT. Ultimately, the project will showcase the framework's capabilities across multiple Industrie 4.0 domains.


The IoT is coming upon us faster than we think, catapulting EU industry, homes and society into the huge arena of security risks that accompany an untested yet already universal technology that directly manages our cyber-physical reality on a daily, and indeed second by second, basis. Attacks on content and quality of service of the IoT platforms can have economic, energetic and physical security consequences that go way beyond the traditional Internet’s claimed lack of security, and beyond the threats posed by attacks to mobile telephony. The secure SerIoT platform is a key step that can be used to implement secure IoT platforms and networks anywhere and everywhere. The SerIoT project will develop, implement and test a generic IoT framework based on an adaptive smart Software Defined Network with verified software, secure routers, advanced analytics, and user friendly visual analytics. SerIoT will optimize the information security in IoT platforms and networks in a holistic, cross-layered manner (i.e. IoT platforms & devices, honeypots, SDN routers and operator’s controller) that will be based both on dynamic and distributed processing of variable complexity by single network components (i.e. IoT platforms, devices and honeypots will perform lightweighted processes while SDN routers will be shouldered with more heavy processes), as well as on a centrally located server/controller that will have the main control of the network and will collect, aggregate and fuse the relevant information. Large-scale pilots will test SerIoT technology in various use cases including intelligent transport and surveillance, flexible manufacturing within Industrie 4.0 and other emerging domains such as food chain & logistics, m-Health (both at Home & in Hospitals business scenarios) and energy (smart grid).Through these technology developments and test-beds, the project will deliver a unique portable software-based SerIoT network that can spearhead Europe’s success in the IoT.

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Net EU contribution
€ 584 625,00
44 100 Gliwice

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Makroregion południowy Śląskie Gliwicki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 584 625,00

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