Summary of CIPSEC Clustering Workshop

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
As part of the activities programmed with Advisory Board members, on May 8th 2018 the CIPSEC project organized a clustering workshop where a series of innovation projects addressing topics relevant for CIPSEC were invited. The representatives of such projects offered illustrative talks about the ambition and outcomes of their projects, leading to a fruitful exchange of ideas within the audience, who showed high interest and actively participated during the whole session. The projects presented during the event were the following:
  • MF2C: The project addresses the use of fog cloud as supplementary choice to manage the unstoppable penetration of wearable computing. This way the main challenge is to give solutions to the need for an open and coordinated managing of fog and cloud systems, investigating an architectural approach to address the management of fog-to-cloud (F2C) computing systems. Thus, the research carried out addresses many detailed technical problems at the intersection of fog computing and cloud computing, with a unifying objective of coordinated, open, secure, decentralized and extensible management.
  • SerIoT: The project is related to the IoT and IoE fields, for which new emerging challenges are posed, such as the lack of shared infrastructure and common standards, management of the (big) data, including control and sharing, the security, flexibility, adaptability, scalability and maintenance/update of the IoT network. Being an untested yet universal technology, IoT platforms are a clear target for attacks affecting content and quality of service with economic, energetic and physical security consequences, beyond the typical digital damages an attack produces. SerIoT optimizes the information security in IoT platforms and networks, in order to offer a secure platform that can be used to implement secure IoT platforms anywhere and everywhere.
  • StopIT: The project addresses the protection of water infrastructures against physical or cyber threats, to prevent the severe societal consequences they may have should they materialize. In the project, the Consortium identifies risks and co-develops an all-hazards risk management framework for the physical and cyber protection of critical water infrastructures.
  • CYBERWISER.EU: The project addresses the need for effective, user friendly environments dedicated to the training of professionals in the field of cybersecurity, both for private and public institutions. The project will implement a cyber-range training platform where users will play the role of attackers and defenders in different scalable and configurable scenarios, triggering cybersecurity competitions to develop users? skills.
  • CERTCOOP: The project addresses the challenge of cooperation among organizations to share information about cyber security risks. To manage this kind of risks, organizations often work mostly in isolation, with limited interaction with others. Being hesitant to share data and incidents, when they become willing to do it, there exist difficulties in sharing, related to data volume, heterogeneity and format. The project works on offering answers to these questions and boosting CERTs and cooperation among them.
  • HASSELNUSS: The project addresses the higher risks of cyberattacks on interconnected command and control devices of rail networks. Also, it deals with the digitalization of railway command and control systems, the use of standardized components and networks and the regulation of critical infrastructures by national and European law. The main goals are to develop a hardware-based IT security platform for railway command and control systems and to produce a multi-layered security architecture for enhanced resilience, considering the railway-specific and critical infrastructure-specific requirements.
  • CYSIS: The purpose of the project is to discuss the cybersecurity challenges faced by the increasing digitalization of the railway sector. Effective defense mechanisms and countermeasures are investigated with the collaboration of both academia and industry. The main topics of research are resilient architectures, business continuity management, security for safety and Internet of Railway Things.
  • SAFECARE: The project deals with the numerous threats of which health services are target, being at the same time one of the most critical yet vulnerable critical infrastructures. Health services widely rely on information systems to optimize organizations and costs, whereas ethics and privacy constraints severely restrict security controls and increase vulnerability. SAFECARE provides solutions to improve physical and cybersecurity in a seamless and cost-effective way. The project promotes new technologies and novel approaches to enhance threat prevention/detection, incident response and mitigation of impacts.
  • EVOTION: The project generates evidence to support integrated decision support in a platform for the creation of holistic hearing loss management policies. The EVOTION platform includes big data analytics and enables the collection and analysis of heterogeneous data related to hearing loss. The platform enables analysis of big heterogeneous datasets and other effects amongst them; formation of policy decision-making processes focusing on the selection of effective interventions in holistic hearing loss management, formulation of related public health policies, and specification and monitoring of such policies in a sustainable manner.
  • SMESEC: The project aims to support SMEs in the area of cybersecurity in two different ways: on the one hand provide a user-friendly and accessible framework with security solutions and, on the other hand, cybersecurity training and awareness courses for organizations. Both solutions are complementary and their main objective is to help SMEs and employees in understanding cybersecurity, how to build it in their organization and how to react to cyberattacks.