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Advanced Cyber-Threat Intelligence, Detection, and Mitigation Platform for a Trusted Internet of Things

Objective

The CYBER-TRUST project aims to develop an innovative cyber-threat intelligence gathering, detection, and mitigation platform to tackle the grand challenges towards securing the ecosystem of IoT devices. The security problems arising from the flawed design of legacy hardware and embedded devices allows cyber-criminals to easily compromise them and launch large-scale attacks toward critical cyber-infrastructures. The proposed interdisciplinary approach will capture different phases of such emerging attacks, before and after known (even years old) or unknown (zero-day) vulnerabilities have been widely exploited by cyber-criminals to launch the attack. Emphasis is given on building a proactive cyber-threat intelligence gathering and sharing system to prevent the exploitation of zero-day vulnerabilities. This intelligence information will be used to maintain accurate vulnerability profiles of IoT devices, in accordance with data protection, privacy, or other regulations, and optimally alter their attack surface to minimise the damage from cyber-attacks. Novel technologies will be developed, based on distributed ledgers and blockchains, to monitor devices’ integrity state and network behaviour that will considerably increase the detection and response capabilities against targeted and interdisciplinary cyber-attacks. In the case of alleged malicious activity, tools for collecting and storing forensic evidence on a tamper-proof blockchain structure will be delivered, taking into account the specific needs of law enforcement agencies. Privacy-preserving network monitoring and advanced virtual reality-based visualisation techniques will be employed for quickly detecting botnets, DDoS attacks and other incidents. Relying on interdisciplinary research, an intelligent autonomous cyber-defence framework will be built for providing
intelligent ways of isolating the devices under an attacker’s control (or infected) and effectively responding to and mitigating large-scale attacks.

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-SC7-2017
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Coordinator

KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
Address
P Kanellopoulou 4 St
10177 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 434 662,51

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITY OF PELOPONNESE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 413 750
Address
Stavrou 28 Kai Karyotaki 28
221 00 Tripolis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 186 498,83
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 234 375
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCORECHAIN SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 324 375
Address
12 Avenue Du Rock N Roll
4361 Esch Sur Alzette
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADDITESS ADVANCED INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS & SERVICES LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 340 625
Address
Vyzantiou 40 3Rd Floor Flat Office 303/304
2064 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CGI NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 365 687,50
Address
George Hintzenweg 89
3068 AX Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MATHEMA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 341 312,50
Address
Via Torcicoda 29
50142 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MTN CYPRUS LIMITED

Participation ended

Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 14 887,50
Address
Leoforos Kennedy 87
1077 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORGANISMOS TILEPIKOINONION TIS ELLADOS OTE AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 128 112,50
Address
Kifisias 99
15124 Maroussi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 211 896,16
Address
Winston Churchill Avenue University House
PO1 2UP Portsmouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments