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

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.

Coordinator

TELEVES SA

Address

Rua Benefica De Conxo 17
15706 Santiago De Compostela

Spain

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 457 625

Participants (10)

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UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 452 500

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 582 500

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 309 500

EXUS SOFTWARE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 319 812,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 93 437,50

KALOS INFORMATION SYSTEMS AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 457 625

CRUZ ROJA ESPANOLA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 282 894,25

OBRELA SECURITY INDUSTRIES - YPIRESEIES ASFALEIAS PLIROFORION ANONYMOS ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 247 625

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 400 312,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 740923

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 995 519,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 603 831,75

Coordinated by:

TELEVES SA

Spain