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D-FENCE: Deceptive Monitored Environments for Cybersecurity in Enterprises

Project description

Tricking computer hackers to protect real assets

The new digitisation era envisages a world where all electronic devices are part of a single network known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Along with economic and social opportunities, IoT also creates new cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Protection against hackers is vital. The EU-funded D-FENCE project is developing a solution that deceives hackers by creating decoys – false endpoints (PCs, servers) that mimic real assets, and lures them away from real production systems. Also, an alarm is immediately set off so hackers are rapidly detected and a counter-attack launched. This defence and counterattack technology will protect companies and save them millions of euros in damages.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1
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Komarigasse 14/1
2700 Wiener Neustadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000