Intelligent, distributed, human-centered, and trustworthy IoT environments (IntellIoT)
Funding source: EU Horizon 2020 Programme: 1/10/2020 – 30/9/2023
Project website: http://www.intelliot.eu/
Overview: IntellIoT is Pan-European Research project supported by the European Commission with €8 million EU funding. It fosters the development of humanized IoT and AI devices and systems. The initiative aims to facilitate a competitive ecosystem and to strengthen the European market in finding deeptech solutions applicable in healthcare, agriculture and manufacturing. Enabling technologies such as 5G, cybersecurity, distributed technology, Augmented Reality and tactile internet, the project champions end-user trust, adequate security and privacy by design. In the upcoming 3 years, IntellIoT will also support SMEs and startups in Europe with funding and access to technology per pilot projects executed in collaboration with the IntellIoT consortia partners.
Cyber Security Incident Handling, Warning and Response System for the European Critical Infrastructures (CyberSANE)
Funding source: EU Horizon 2020 Programme: 1/9/2019 – 31/8/2022
Project website: https://www.cybersane-project.eu/
Overview: CyberSANE is aimed at developing a novel framework to improve the detection and analysis of cyber-attacks and threats on critical infrastructures and to increase the knowledge on the current cyber threat landscape. The framework will support human operators (such as Incident Response professionals) to dynamically increase preparedness, improve cooperation amongst CIIs operators, and adopt appropriate steps to manage security risks, report and handle security incidents.
Cyber security 4.0: protecting the Industrial Internet of Things (C4IIoT)
Funding source: EU Horizon 2020 Programme: 1/6/2019 – 31/5/2022
Project website: https://www.c4iiot.eu/
Overview: C4IIoT is aimed at building and demonstrating a novel and unified IIoT cybersecurity framework for malicious and anomalous behaviour anticipation, detection, mitigation, and end-user informing. The framework provides a holistic and disruptive security-enabling solution for minimizing attack surfaces in IIoT systems, by exploiting (i) emerging security software and hardware protection mechanisms; (ii) state of the art machine and deep learning and privacy-aware analytics; (iii) novel encrypted network flow analysis; (iv) secure-by-design IIoT device fabrication; and (v) blockchain technologies, to provide a viable scheme for enabling security and accountability, preserving privacy, enabling reliability and assuring trustworthiness within IIoT applications. The C4IIoT framework will be demonstrated and validated on two carefully selected use cases in real world environments, namely Enabling security IIoT in (i) Inbound Logistics and (ii) a Smart Factory.
Resilient Transport Infrastructure to Extreme Events (RESIST)
Funding source: EU Horizon 2020 Programme: 1/9/2018 – 30/06/2022
Project website: http://www.resistproject.eu/
Overview: The overall goal of RESIST is to increase the resilience of seamless transport operation to natural and man-made extreme events, protect the users of the European transport infrastructure and provide optimal information to the operators and users of the infrastructure. The project will address extreme events on critical structures, implemented in the case of bridges and tunnels attacked by all types of extreme physical, natural and man-made incidents, and cyber-attacks. Sphynx’s contributions will in developing support for the security and resilience of critical infrastructures management systems against cyber-attacks.
Smart End-To-End Massive Iot Interoperability Connectivity and Security (SEMIOTICS)
Funding source: EU Horizon 2020 Programme: 1/1/2018 – 31/12/2020
Project website: https://www.semiotics-project.eu/
Overview: SEMIoTICS aims to develop a pattern-driven framework, built upon existing IoT platforms, to enable and guarantee secure and dependable actuation and semi-autonomic behaviour in IoT applications. Patterns encode proven dependencies between security, privacy, dependability and interoperability (SPDI) properties of individual smart objects and corresponding properties of orchestrations involving them. The SEMIoTICS framework will support cross-layer intelligent dynamic adaptation, including heterogeneous smart objects, networks and clouds, addressing effective adaptation and autonomic behaviour at field (edge) and infrastructure (backend) layers based on intelligent analysis and learning.
A comprehensive cyber-intelligence framework for resilient collaborative manufacturing systems (COLLABS)
Funding source: EU Horizon 2020 Programme: 1/1/2020 – 31/12/2022
Project website: https://www.collabs-project.eu/
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Overview: The manufacturing ecosystem lacks a thorough cyber intelligence solution that addresses the key IIoT-related cybersecurity challenges towards a full realization of collaborative manufacturing in the context of Industry 4.0. COLLABS focuses on developing, validating, and demonstrating a comprehensive cyber-intelligence framework for collaborative manufacturing. This framework will enable secure data exchange across the digital supply chain while providing a high degree of resilience, reliability, accountability, and trustworthiness by addressing threat prevention, detection, mitigation, and real-time response. COLLABS is aimed at making significant scientific and technological advances in secure multi-party computation and homomorphic encryption, distributed deep learning and anomaly detection, distributed ledger technologies (blockchain) and smart contracts, and distributed remote software attestation.
ENERgy-efficient manufacturing system MANagement (EnerRman)
Funding source: EU Horizon 2020 Programme: 01/01/2021 – 31/03/2023
Project website: https://enerman-h2020.eu/
Overview: Energy efficiency in industry has increased in the EU over the past 20 years. While there have been improvements in all industrial branches, numerous in-factory changes can help further increase energy sustainability. The aim of the EU-funded EnerMan project is to reduce the energy consumption of the various components of manufacturing systems, such as machine tools. Specifically, it will create an energy sustainability management framework to collect data from the factory to predict energy trends using industrial processes, equipment and energy cost models. EnerMan will deliver an autonomous, intelligent decision-support engine that will evaluate the predicted trends and assess if they match predefined energy consumption sustainability objectives.
A Cyber Security Platform for Virtualised 5G cyber range services (SPIDER)
Funding source: EU Horizon 2020 Programme: 1/7/2019 – 30/6/2022
Project website: https://spider-h2020.eu/
Overview: SPIDER delivers an innovative Cyber Range as a Service platform that extends and combines the capabilities of existing telecommunication testbeds and cyber ranges into a unified facility for (i) testing new security technologies, (ii) training modern cyber defenders in near real-world conditions, and (iii) supporting organizations and relevant stakeholders in making optimal cybersecurity investment decisions. At its core, it is a highly customizable dynamic network modeling instrument that enables real-life virtualization and real-time emulation of networks and systems. This will be complemented by cyber econometric capabilities, enabling users to forecast the evolution of attacks and their associated economic impact through the application of innovative risk analysis methodologies, econometric models, and real-time attack emulation.
Cyber Security Threats and Threat Actors Training – Assurance Driven, Multi Layer, End-to-End Simulation and Training (THREAT-ARREST)
Funding source: EU Horizon 2020 Programme: 1/6/2018 – 31/5/2021
Project website: https://www.threat-arrest.eu/
Overview: THREAT-ARREST aims to develop an advanced training platform incorporating emulation, simulation, serious gaming, and visualization capabilities to adequately prepare stakeholders with different types of responsibility and levels of expertise in defending high-risk cyber systems and organizations to counter advanced, known, and new cyber-attacks.
A cyber range training platform for medical organisations and systems security (AERAS)
Funding source: EU Horizon 2020 Programme (MCSA RISE): 1/12/2019 – 30/11/2023
Overview: AERAS aims to develop a realistic and rapidly adjustable cyber range platform for systems and organisations in the critical healthcare sector, to effectively prepare stakeholders with different types of responsibility and levels of expertise in defending high-risk, critical cyber-systems and organizations against advanced, known and new cyber-attacks, and reduce their security risks. The platform will be based on an evidence-based approach where virtual cyberwarfare and simulations are configured according to evidence regarding: (i) the occurrence of cyber threats, and (ii) the effectiveness of the operation of the internal and external system defence mechanisms. Evidence will be collected by multi-faceted real-time monitoring and assessed according to Cyber Range Security Assurance (CRSA) models specifying potential cyber-attacks, the security mechanisms used against them, and the methods for assessing their effectiveness. The AERAS solution will be delivered at TRL-7 and validated through two different pilots: (i) a hospital medical systems pilot; and (ii) a public health systems pilot.
HOLOgrams for personalised virtual coaching and motivation in an ageing population with BALANCE disorders (HOLOBALANCE)
Project website: https://holobalance.eu/
Overview: The overall objective of HOLOBALANCE is to develop and validate a new personalized hologram coach platform for virtual coaching, motivation, and empowerment of the ageing population with balance disorders. The coaching part will be realised by holograms and augmented reality games, along with easy-to-use sensors (smart bracelets, smart glasses, sensorized soles) that can be customized to implement and coach the user with specific, individualized exercises, offering new forms of accessible user interaction. Sphynx Technology Solutions is responsible for the security and privacy of the platform.
Artificial intelligence supporting cancer patients across Europe (ASCAPE)
Funding source: EU Horizon 2020 Programme: 1/1/2020 – 31/12/2022
Project website: https://ascape-project.eu/
Overview: The main objective of ASCAPE is to take advantage of the recent ICT advances in Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to support cancer patients’ quality of life and health status. To achieve its objective, ASCAPE will create an open AI infrastructure that will enable health stakeholders (hospitals, research institutions, companies, etc.) to deploy and execute its AI algorithms locally on their private data. Any new knowledge produced by this process will be sent back to the open AI infrastructure. This way the knowledge will be shared among everyone while the medical data will still remain private. The services to be designed, piloted and deployed inside this project will include intelligent interventions for physiological and psychological support, improved patient and family counselling and guidance, early diagnosis and forecasts of ill-health, identification of disease trajectories and relapse, and improved health literacy.
Biologically Inspired Complex Software System Reconstruction at Near Extinction States (BIO_PHOENIX)
Funding source: EU Horizon 2020 Programme (MCSA-RISE): 1/7/2019 – 30/6/2022
Project website: https://www.bio-phoenix.eu/
Overview: Bio-Phoenix aims to develop a bio-inspired paradigm for reconstructing nearly extinct complex software systems based on a novel computational DNA (co-DNA) oriented systems modelling approach. The co-DNA will encapsulate logic and program code and will enable the use of analogues of biological processes for transmitting, transforming, combining, activating and deactivating it across computational and communication devices. The purpose of encoding the co-DNA of a system, and computational analogues of biological processes using it, is to enable other computational devices receiving the co-DNA to act as parts of the system that needs to be reconstructed, realise its functionality, and spread further the system reconstruction process.
Certifying the Security and Resilience of Supply Chain Services (CYRENE)
Funding source: EU Horizon 2020 Programme: 1/10/2020 – 30/9/2023
Project website: https://www.cyrene.eu/
Overview: Managing supply chain (SC) activities today is increasingly complex. One reason is the lack of an integrated means for security officers and operators to protect their interconnected critical infrastructures and cyber systems in the new digital era. The EU-funded CYRENE project aims to enhance the security, privacy, resilience, accountability and trustworthiness of supply chains, through the provision of a novel and dynamic Conformity Assessment Process (CAP) that evaluates the security and resilience of SC services. The CAP also assesses the interconnected IT infrastructures composing these services, and the individual devices that support the operations of the SCs. A new collaborative, multilevel, evidence-driven risk-and-privacy assessment approach will be validated in the scope of realistic scenarios/conditions comprising real-life SC infrastructures and end-users.