Fueled by a string of high profile attacks and recent revelations about unprecedented cyber surveillance, interest in systems security is rising-not just among industry and governments, but even among individual citizens across Europe. Corporate organizations worry about the viability of their businesses, nation states about cyber attacks by other nation states or terrorist groups, and citizens about the trustworthiness of the ICT infrastructures.
We this project we address these cybersecurity issues by fostering collaborations via supporting researchers from European institutes to spend time with their American counterparts in top universities. We focus our research efforts on both advanced attacks (e.g., exploits, malware, and exfiltration techniques), and defenses (e.g., developing secure software and protecting resource-constrained devices).
Who is the project designed for?
The project focuses on technical vulnerabilities, cyberattacks and cyber-defenses. In this aspect most (all?) vertical sectors can benefit from it.
The stakeholders of the project are:
How is your project benefitting the end-user?
End users will benefit through better research, superior awareness, and better products.
Please briefly describe the results your project achieved so far
The project so far has implemented several collaborations between the European partners (FORTH, Politecnico di Milano, VUA, RUB, Telefonica, and F-Secure) and the US partners (Columbia, MIT, Northeastern, UCSB, Stony Brook, UCSB, and Stevens IT). These collaborations have resulted in top publications in places such as EuroSec, WWW, IMC, IEEE S&P, etc.
The individual systems developed relate to:
What are the next steps for your project?
The next two years the project will focus on secondments and collaborations that relate to the protection for the IoT, the protection of the user’s privacy, as well as understanding the mechanisms and the impact of cyberattacks.