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The Networked Future: Research on ICT for Trust and Security

Funded under: FP6-IST


Security and trust have always been and will remain essential pillars on which our society is built.
The Internet and other digital networks have now become an integral part of our economy and society. They are serving more than 1 billion users all over the globe, providing them with information and content like news, music or video and a plethora of personalised online services such as e-health, e-banking, egovernment or e-commerce. They facilitate social interaction and entrepreneurial activity, fostering the growth of new industries and supporting vital parts of our business transactions.
This booklet describes research on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Trust and Security, showing the integrated nature of European research in this field. It profiles promising research areas, using selected project descriptions to illustrate key lines of research and technology development. Activities cover research and its interplay with policy developments in trust and security, including biometrics, identity and privacy management, authentication, secure digital assets, cyber-crime and the support of standardisation and interoperability.
Work also includes the development of knowledge and technologies to manage and control complex and interdependent networks and systems, thus enhancing security and resilience in the information society infrastructure. This booklet is one of six in The Networked Future series, describing EU-funded research in Network and Communication Technologies.

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