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Safe-Guarding Home IoT Environments with Personalised Real-time Risk Control

Objective

To effectively respond to the multitude & complexity of cybersecurity challenges in smart-homes GHOST deploys a pioneering software-enabled ‘usable security’ solution. The project brings professional level security to the European citizens and to this end it: (a) increases the automation level & effectiveness of existing security services; (b) opens up the cybersecurity ‘blackbox’ to consumers, creates understanding and builds trust through effortless decision support & advanced ‘usable transparency’; (c) enhances the system’s self-defence by safeguarding critical security-related data using blockchain technology. GHOST software will be embedded in an adequately adapted smart-home network gateway though it will be designed to be vendor-independent. A dedicated middleware layer ensures interoperability with multiple gateways & IoT devices. GHOST considers the relationship between security and usability to be an integration challenge (positive sum game) and definitely not a trade-off (zero-sum game). In this context, the project envisions to lead a paradigm shift in consumer cybersecurity by successfully coupling usable security with transparency and behavioural engineering. The envisaged user experience will systematically trigger security-friendly behaviour aiming at establishing appropriate ‘habitual behaviours’. The solution will perform network analysis & deep packet inspection for suspicious pattern recognition, will apply machine learning for malicious behaviour detection, will carry out context-aware real-time risk assessment, and widely apply analytics & visualization for effortless user comprehension & decision support. In short, GHOST will (i) increase cybersecurity resilience; (ii) boost usability & automation; and (iii) enhance the competitiveness of European ICT security industry. GHOST will be demonstrated in more than 140 real smart-homes in Spain, Norway & Romania via the Red Cross network and beta testers from the customer basis of Televes & ThingsMaze.

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-SC7-2016
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Coordinator

TELEVES SA
Address
Rua Benefica De Conxo 17
15706 Santiago De Compostela
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 457 625

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 452 500
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 582 500
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 309 500
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EXUS SOFTWARE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 319 812,50
Address
4 Felstead Gardens Cubitt Town
E14 3BS London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 493 750
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KALOS INFORMATION SYSTEMS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 457 625
Address
Ryensvingen 11B
0680 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CRUZ ROJA ESPANOLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 282 894,25
Address
Avenida Reina Victoria 26
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Other
OBRELA SECURITY INDUSTRIES - YPIRESEIES ASFALEIAS PLIROFORION ANONYMOS ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 247 625
Address
Argoys Kai Timaioy 33 35
10441 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)