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Proactive Risk Management through Improved Cyber Situational Awareness

Objective

PROTECTIVE is designed to improve an organisations ongoing awareness of the risk posed to its business by cyber security attacks. PROTECTIVE makes two key contributions to achieve this enhanced situational awareness. Firstly it increases the computer security incident response team’s (CSIRT) threat awareness through improved security monitoring and increased sharing of threat intelligence between organisations within a community. Secondly it ranks critical alerts based on the potential damage the attack can inflict on the threatened assets and hence to the organisations business. High impact alerts that target important hosts will have a higher priority than other alerts. Through the combination of these two measures organisations are better prepared to handle incoming attacks, malware outbreaks and other security problems and to guide the development of the prevention and remediation processes.
The PROTECTIVE system is designed to provide solutions for public domain CSIRTs and SME’s who both have needs outside the mainstream of cyber security solution provision. Public CSIRTs needs arise in part because commercial tools do not address their unique requirements. This has created a shortfall, clearly articulated by ENISA, of tools with the required analytical and visualisation capabilities to enable public CSIRTs provide optimised services to their constituency. SME’s also are vulnerable to cybercrime as they have limited resources to protect themselves and often a limited understanding of what needs to be done. Two pilots will be conducted to evaluate and validate the PROTECTIVE outcomes with CSIRTs from 3 National Research and Educational Networks (NRENs) and with SMEs via a managed security service provider (MSSP).
The PROTECTIVE consortium is constituted of 3 NRENs, 3 academic and four commercial partners from 8 countries so as to maximise the technical and commercial impact of the outputs and the dissemination and uptake of the results.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/malicious software
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ATHLONE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Dublin Road
Athlone
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 755 937,50

Participants (9)

SYNYO GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 395 193,75
Address
Otto-bauer-gasse 5/14
1060 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 584 000
Address
Noskowskiego 12-14
61 704 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
CLEAN COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 287 218,75
Address
Ellenborough House Dublin Road
Naas Co Kildare
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 590 870
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Agentia de Administrare a Retelei Nationale de Informatica Pentru Educatie si Cercetare
Romania
EU contribution
€ 176 562,50
Address
Strada Mendeleev 21-25
010362 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
GMV SOLUCIONES GLOBALES INTERNET SAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 393 465,63
Address
Calle Isaac Newton 11 Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CESNET ZAJMOVE SDRUZENI PRAVNICKYCH OSOB
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 211 562,50
Address
Zikova 4
160 00 Praha 6
Activity type
Research Organisations
ITTI SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 167 825
Address
Rubiez 46
61 612 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 597 961,25
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments