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SMEs success stories: BioAssist

As a key phase in the cyberwatching.eu strategy to engage with a large pan-European community of SMEs, the Consortium collects a number of cases where SMEs have successfully used cybersecurity solutions also through cyberwatching.eu in an SME to SME situation, where an SME provider has served an SME end user.


BioAssist

BioAssist S.A. is an SME that provides innovative commercial services in the fields of Health and homecare, in order to enable the growing senior population to live independently and improve their wellbeing. Focusing on developing innovative technologies to ensure the senior population's life quality, extending and assisting their independent living, BioAssist delivers superior monitoring and communication services through timely response and accurate recording of vital signs and other critical information, serving the constantly changing needs of the health-centric communication services. Via its services, BioAssist enhances compliance of the elderly population to their self-care commitments, providing peace-of-mind to them and their families, while remaining minor intrusive and offering an excellent user experience. 

What results from the EU project(s) is your company using to further develop/build your own solutions/services?

The UNICORN Cloud Operations (UCO) Platform​ was used in the back-end of ‘HeartAround’ app.
BioAssist used the following features of the platform:

  • Lifecycle management (the use of the UI is very easy, while the support of volumes is extremely helpful to realize our deployments);
  • monitoring (a non-intrusive probing of the real-time application behavior and underlying cloud resources spanning across multi-cloud execution environments); 
  • Security & Intrusion detection.

    Which EU project has produced these results?

    EU PROJECT UNICORN is Horizon 2020 research and innovation project which aims to facilitate the design and deployment of cloud applications and services and improve developers’ productivity by reducing cloud application design time via code annotations and blueprints for security.

    BioAssist used the ‘HeartAround’ homecare solution to validate the UNICORN platform. ‘HeartAround’ provides innovative health monitoring and communication services which are built, deployed and operate using state-of-the-art cloud technologies; totally aligned with the UNICORN offering.

    How did you find out about these results (e.g. you participated in Open Calls, as a piloting partner, etc.)?

    BioAssist won in a competitive Open Call to test and use UCO Platform.

    What are the benefits for your company? Why did you decide to use the results from this EU project?

    UCO Platform simplified devops operations, it facilitated the integration of new features to our apps and platform and improved app scalability and monitoring.

    The operational processes of ‘HeartAround’ were improved by using the tools and functionalities provided by the H2020 project's UNICORN framework, while the effort required for the transition was relatively small. The application components are stateless and already dockerized, therefore their instantiation in UNICORN Cloud Operations Platform (UCO) was performed without major issues.

    UCO Platform simplified devops operations, it facilitated the integration of new features to our apps and platform and improved app scalability and monitoring.


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    News

    Wojciech Wideł, Preetam Mukherjee, and Mathias Ekstedt from our partner KTH published in IEEE Access about their work in the SOCCRATES project.

    Future Events

    In context of the annual Internet Festival in Pisa, the CNR Institute of Informatics and Telematics and Registro.it are organising the workshop Cybersecurity Day 2022.

    The event will take place on 7 October 2022 at the Auditorium Giuseppe Moruzzi 1 in Pisa and will be attended by industry experts, researchers, representatives of the business world.

    08/10/2022

    SOCCRATES provides a deep dive session on the SOCCRATES platform at the ONE Conference 2022. 
     

    Within the H2020 EU project SOCCRATES a security decision support platform has been developed for Security Operation Centres (SOCs) and Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs). This, so called ‘SOCCRATES Platform’ is targeted at organisation’s inhouse SOC and at Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) that provide SOC services.

    18/10/2022