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Blockchain Attack and Defense Techniques

Objective

As we move to the Internet-of-Things, the number of devices which will be connecting to the Internet – many of them without any direct human control - is estimated in billions in the immediate future. In October 2016, the Mirai Botnet performed the largest Denial-of-Service attack in history using infected consumer devices, showing how pressing is the need to properly secure the IoT. In parallel, a new technology has emerged which will be key in any future development in this sense: the blockchain. Initially designed as the backbone of Bitcoin a decade ago, Blockchain Technologies (BCT) are seen now as powerful digital abstraction of trust and stand out as a promising alternative to deal with it in the online world. Several initiatives are moving towards using BCT for securing the IoT, and the academic and industrial sector are participating in a race to envision and design new applications of BCT. However, there are few experts with a solid scientific background in IT Technologies who also have first-hand knowledge of the needs of the industry and who understand the financial and regulatory challenges of BCT. These professionals can be key to articulate converge of the BCT and the IoT technologies, to envision and create new business opportunities for the European economy.
BAnDiT or Advanced Blockchain Attacks and Defense Techniques is an innovative research training network with two beneficiary organizations, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in the academic sector and Nokia Bell Labs in the private sector, which aims at bridging this gap.
UPF will contribute through the network her knowledge and research experience in the departments of Information and Communication Technologies, Economics and Law and Nokia its hands-on experience in BCT. Partner organisations will contribute with transversal training events and providing access to existing blockchain ecosystems to test the results of the research conducted by the ESRs.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/law
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 501 809,76

Participants (1)

NOKIA BELL LABS FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Site Nokia Paris Saclay, Route De Villejust
91620 Nozay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (2)

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
Address
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CAELUM INNOVATION SL
Spain
Address
Pj Antoni Muino Num.3 P.1
08870 Sitges
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)