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A cybersecurity framework to GUArantee Reliability and trust for Digital service chains

Objective

Evolving business models are progressively reshaping the scope and structure of ICT services, with massive introduction of virtualization paradigms and tight integration with the physical environment. Several market forces are already driving towards the creation of multi-domain and complex business service chains, which undoubtedly bring more agility in service deployment and operation but introduce additional security and privacy concerns that have not been addressed in a satisfactory way yet.
Tackling conflicting trends in the cybersecurity market, like fragmentation or vendor lock-ins, GUARD will develop an open and extensible platform for advanced assurance and protection of trustworthy and reliable business chains spanning multiple administrative domains and heterogeneous infrastructures. The purpose of GUARD is manifold: i) to increase the information base for analysis and detection, while preserving privacy, ii) to improve the detection capability by data correlation between domains and sources, iii) to verify reliability and dependability by formal methods that take into account configuration and trust properties of the whole chain, and iv) to increase awareness by better propagation of knowledge to the humans in the loop.
The distinctive approach of GUARD will be the architectural separation between analysis and data sources, mediated by proper abstraction; this paradigm will result in an open, modular, pluggable, extendable, and scalable security framework. This holistic solution will blend security-by-design with enhanced inspection and detection techniques, raising situational awareness at different levels of the companies’ structure by tailored informative contents, so to enable quick and effective reaction to cyber-threats. Demonstration and validation in two challenging scenarios is envisioned to bring the technology to an acceptable level of maturity, as well as direct involvement of relevant stakeholders for concrete business planning.
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Coordinator

MAGGIOLI SPA

Address

Via Del Carpino 8
47822 Santarcangelo Di Romagna

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 417 375

Participants (13)

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ITALTEL SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 344 750

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 498 750

FIWARE FOUNDATION EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 433 125

WOBCOM GMBH WOLFSBURG FUR TELEKOMMUNIKATION UND DIENSTLEISTUNGEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 344 750

MINDS & SPARKS GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 344 500

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 620 000

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 350 000

EIGHT BELLS LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 276 500

NAUKOWA I AKADEMICKA SIEC KOMPUTEROWA - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 290 625

MC2 INNOVATIONS SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 198 450

PRAVO I INTERNET FOUNDATION

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 196 500

J.I.G. INTERNET CONSULTING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 188 125

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 181 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 833456

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 443 250

  • EU contribution

    € 4 684 700

Coordinated by:

MAGGIOLI SPA

Italy