Projecto Desenvolvimento Manutenção Formação e Consultadoria
PDM&FC (PDMFC) is an SME created in 1991 by a group of IST (Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon) engineers and currently employs over 150 highly qualified engineers, with more than 15 holding a Master or PhD degree in Science. They develop products in two complementary areas: Software development tools and High Speed Communication Hardware. In the software area, PDMFC developed Tea, a scripting programming language, and I*Tea, an application server for the web, using Java in 1995 when no other similar tools existed which today are used by more than one hundred large customers in twenty different countries. In the hardware area, PDMFC has developed a network card and switch, for high performance networks, based on the Maestro Technology in collaboration with several international universities and have been granted several awards. In the last few years, PDMFC has invested heavily in the field of Network Security, establishing a strategic partnership with Vodafone and is now a leader in this field in Portugal with a growing presence in Brazil. This area has been extremely relevant to advance their anti-fraud algorithms used in all their online games, of which they have developed and launched more than two dozen, both mobile and browser on behalf of their international clients. Currently their main focus is in the area of Information Security, having developed software that helps dozens of customers, including Governments, to detect things like fraud, money laundering and tax evasion. Another software currently in production, is the Identity and Access Management framework which includes features such as Real Time Risk Assessment, Segregation of Duties and Cryptographic fingerprinting of operations. PDMFC has been involved in several successful EU-funded research projects such as UNITE, ICARUS and ASGARD, developing new products from the research results.
PDMFC has several years of experience in the Information Security-related area, having worked with the Portuguese Cyber Security Agency, the Investigative Police, the largest European mobile company as well as several banks. They also consults on several CSIRTs at the national level and develops Identity and Access Management Intelligence tools that allow large companies to secure their assets, as well as allow Law Enforcement Agencies to investigate cyber-crimes and efficiently gather evidence in a court admissible format. Lastly, they are consultants in GDPR to several of the largest companies in Portugal and to the Portuguese Government, having developed a set of tools for helping organization reaching and maintain the compliance status. They possess an extensive team of ISO27001 certified auditors and implementers.
PDMFC is the project coordinater and leader of WP1 with regard to management and coordination. This involves keeping institutional relations with the European Commission as well as organising, preparing, and managing meetings and minutes, facilitating communication among partners, coordinating project managers and monitoring and reviewing project progress. They also take care of all contractual issues, administrative and financial obligations and are in charge of the user advisory board. They are also the leader of WP7 concerning the development of the PrivacyNet component. PDMFC participates also in the analysis of incident handling trends, stakeholder requirements and architectural and technical specifications (WP2). Furthermore, they are heavily involved in multiple technical tasks pertaining to the LiveNet (WP3), HybridNet (WP5) and ShareNet (WP6) components. Their contributions also cover various aspects of technical input during deployment from integration, validation and testing to technical support and continuous improvements (WP8) as well as the preparations for pilot operation planning, stakeholder mobilisation and training (WP9) and also benchmark methodologies and technical and business evaluations (WP10). Finally, they partake in exploitation activities, standardisation, liaison activities, market analysis and business planning (WP11).
Atos Spain S.A.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 72 countries. The European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With their cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of their clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) is the R&D hub for emerging technologies and a key reference for the whole Atos group. With almost 30 years of experience in running Research, Development and Innovation projects, they have become a well-known player in the EU context. Thet are a founding member of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative). Within ARI, the Cybersecurity Laboratory conducts research in trust, security and privacy domains for the improvement of IT security, as well as the increase of trust and dependability in systems and services. Their research areas include among others: cyber security, compliance & policy management, secure software engineering, security in virtualised environments, automated reconfiguration of security and high performance SIEM systems. Examples of recent projects in which Atos has provided technical expertise include MASSIF led by Atos, PASSIVE and SecureIoT.
Atos has a large amount of experience in cybersecurity through participation in European research projects. Among other, they works in several EU research and innovation projects targeting critical infrastructures, such as CIPSE, STOP-IT and FINSEC. More specifically, Atos has worked in protecting energy and transport infrastructures as well health and financial services, among others. Atos can contribute their experience in security of ICT in large distributed IT systems such as sensor networks or interconnected critical infrastructures; compliance and policy management; security event and information management infrastructure; security methodologies and frameworks such as risk assessment and secure software development; fight against malware and botnets; improved resilience against cyber threats; information exchange; interoperability and data fusion for situational awareness; blockchain for security through management of smart contracts, auditing, logs and device tracking.
Atos contributes as the leader of WP5 regarding the development of the HybridNet component. They are also the leader of WP11 concerning dissemination activities, project exploitation, sustainability and market impact, to which all other partners report on a regular basis. Atos also participates in the incident handling analysis, stakeholder requirements as well as detailed architectural and technical specifications (WP2). Furthermore, they are an active participant in the development of the LiveNet (WP3), ShareNet (WP6) and PrivacyNet (WP7) components. Their expertise is also used during the deployment and test phase (WP8) as well as the overall technical and business evaluation, and the definition of application and use guidelines (WP10).
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
The Italian National Research Council (CNR) is the main public research organization in Italy. It consists of about 100 distinct research institutes from human sciences to engineering sciences. The Institute of Informatics and Telematics (IIT) is one of these institutes and created its centre of competence in cyber security merging expertise of the other groups in the institute. The centre of competence of IIT CNR consists of more than 50 people, ranging from researchers to Ph.D. students and software engineers with competences in several areas on cyber security and crime. These areas include formal models for security and trust, secure software engineering, data sharing agreements, parental control technologies, language-based security, usage control monitoring and enforcement, and study of security metrics and risk. The centre has also active projects with national law enforcement agencies.
CNR has significant expertise on data sharing agreement technologies, including sharing Cyber Threats Information (CTI). In particular, CNR developed several technologies for data sharing and protection based on usage control and in the C3ISP project specialised these technologies to CTI sharing.
CNR are mainly involved as leader of WP6 in the design, conceptualisation and development of the ShareNet component. In addition, they contribute to the analysis of incident handling technologies (WP2), as well as towards the other components: LiveNet (WP3), HybridNet (WP5) and PrivacyNet (WP7). Furthermore, they participate in the evaluation and establishment of a benchmarking methodology as well as partake in the technical and business evaluation (WP10). Finally, they contribute to the standardisation and liaison activities (WP11).
S2 Grupo de Innovación en Procesos Organizativos, S.L.
S2 Grupo (S2) is a European cybersecurity and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) company driven by an engineering and expert team whose mission is to help society and its stakeholders to mitigate the new technological and cyber risks. Through a strong R&D and innovation strategy, S2 has achieved a 29% compound annual growth over the last 4 years. Since their establishment in 1999, S2 has become a leading company in the security sector at the national level and are in the process of international growth in Europe and Latin-America. As a result, the first subsidiaries in Latin America (Colombia and Mexico) were established in 2014 and projects in Austria, the UK, South Africa and Italy have been successfully developed with offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Bogota, Mexico and Valencia. Since 2007, they have their Security Operation Center, S2 CERT FIRST, providing managed security services globally to private and public organisations, including several governmental CERTs. Among S2’s customers can be found leading domestic and international banking and insurance companies as well as Government agencies and energy, industry and distribution companies.
R&D at S2 covers several areas: ICS cyber security, operational intelligence, real time risk analysis, usable corporate security, supply chain security, cloud security, online reputation protection, semantic correlation as well as self-adaptation and self-healing.
S2 participates as leader of WP3 in the development of the LiveNet component. In addition, they also contribute by providing the toolstack for a complete SIEM and monitoring solution and the definition of the architecture and detailed technical specifications (WP2). They also provide help in the creation of the other components: DarkNet (WP4); HybridNet (WP5); ShareNet (WP6) and PrivacyNet (WP7). They also participate in the visualisation of the system, the integration, deployment and fine tuning (WP8) as well as result evaluation (WP10). Finally, they partake in exploitation activities, standardisation, liaison activities, market analysis and business planning (WP11)
Institut National de Recherche En informatique Et Automatique
Inria, the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, operates under the dual authority of the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Industry. They are dedicated to fundamental and applied research in Information and Communication Science and Technology (ICST). The Institute also plays a major role in technology transfer by fostering training through research, diffusion of scientific and technical information, development, as well as providing expert advice and participating in international programs. Inria has a workforce of 3,700 where many researchers are also professors with approximately 950 doctoral students working on Inria research projects as part of their theses. Involved through the FUN research group, they investigate solutions to enhance programmability, adaptability and reachability of Future Ubiquitous Networks (FUN) composed of RFID, wireless sensor and robot networks. These objects are characterised by limited resources, high mobility and a high security level in spite of a distrusted environment. To be operational and efficient, they communicate using wireless networks which have to follow some self-organising rules. This allows the components of these networks the ability to discover the network, self-deploy, communicate and self-structure in a distributed and energy-efficient way in spite of their hardware constraints while adapting to the environment in which they evolve.
Inria FUN has a strong background in wireless self-organization protocols including routing and MAC communication mechanisms, data reduction, clustering, self-deployment techniques etc, especially for hardware constraint systems or energy-limited devices that evolve in hostile and unpredictable environments. Their background is both theoretical and experimental.
Inria is the leader of WP2 concerning the identification of stakeholder requirements and pilot specifications. They also participate in research for the LiveNet (WP3), HybridNet (WP5), ShareNet (WP6) and PrivacyNet (WP7) components. Furthermore, they contribute to the definition of real-life scenarios and test cases (WP9) as well as partake in the evaluation and definition of a benchmarking methodology (WP10). Finally, they maintain the dissemination and communications activities to which all partners supply dissemination materials and the also participate in standardisation and liaison activities (WP11).
MAG is the leader of WP8 concerning system visualisation, integration deployment and fine-tuning. They also amuse the role of project technical manager (WP1), contributing towards the analysis of incident handling techniques, the definition of stakeholder requirements and the definition of the project architecture and technical specifications (WP2) as well as the development of all of the different components: LiveNet (WP3), DarkNet (WP4), HybridNet (WP5), ShareNet (WP6) and PrivacyNet (WP7). Furthermore, they partake in stakeholder training operations (WP9) as well as the evaluation and definition of benchmarking methodologies and the development of policy guidelines (WP10). Finally, they partake in the standardisation and liaison activities and manage the market analysis and business planning activities (WP11).
UBITECH is a leading, highly innovative software house, systems integrator and technology provider. They were established to provide leading edge intelligent technical solutions and consulting services to businesses, organizations and government in order to allow the efficient and effective secure access and communication with various heterogeneous information resources and services, anytime and anywhere. UBITECH enables real-time valid information processing and decision-making, the realisation of intelligent business environments, and B2B and B2C transactions by providing high added-value business –oriented and –based solutions. UBITECH LIMITED (UBI), established in 2005, is the youngest member of the UBITECH Group and was concentrated initially in the Balkan market acquiring several EC and national grants for novel R&D initiatives. Currently, the UBITECH Group has extended its operations with targeted international activities through its subsidiaries, representation offices, business partners and affiliated companies in Limassol (UBI), Madrid (Business Development Office), Buenos Aires (UBITECH SRL targeting mainly Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia) and Guayaquil (Business Partner and Representation Office for Ecuador and Panama), concentrating mainly in the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and Latin America.
The UBITECH R&D team spans across all of the group’s companies, collaborating and exchanging experiences and technological know-how, reinforcing the group’s research capacity. They are engaged in developing, integrating, deploying, piloting, demonstrating and evaluating innovative technologies, utilities, features and processes, transferring technological know-how to end-user organisations and adapting breakthrough solutions to end-users’ demands. The team members demonstrate strong involvement in EC and National co-funded research programmes, though the design, development and implementation of research and technological development instruments. Every group member participates actively into the research and development of cutting-edge tools and methodologies to improve the solutions and services of the group. Thus, UBI researchers, depending on their expertise and the local exploitation potential, perform applied research in the areas of Cloud Computing, Software and Services; 5G Technologies; Digital Security, Big Data and Analytics; Cyber-Physical Systems and IoT; Energy Efficiency; Factories of the Future; e/m-Health. UBITECH has a strong a focus on the integration and interoperability of information technology solutions and applies its research results to solve problems in various application-oriented projects in several domains.
UBI in in charge of innovation management (WP1) as well as participating in the analysis of incident handling technologies and the definition of the architecture and technical specifications (WP2). They also contribute to all activities with regard to the implementation of all main components: LiveNet (WP3); DarkNet (WP4); HybridNet (WP5); ShareNet (WP6) and PrivacyNet (WP7). Furthermore, they participate in the development of the visualisation techniques and are heavily involved in the system integration and testing (WP8) as well as in the pilot deployment, configuration and operation (WP9) and the evaluation of pilot results (WP10). Finally, they partake in exploitation activities, standardisation, liaison activities, market analysis and business planning (WP11).
Jožef Stefan Institute
Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI) is the leading Slovenian research institution for natural sciences, having over 900 researchers within 27 departments working in the areas of computer science, physics, chemistry and biology. The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AILAB), with approximately 50 researchers, is one of the largest European research groups working in the areas of machine learning, data mining, language technologies, semantic technologies and sensor networks. The key research direction is combining modern statistical data analytical techniques with more semantic/logic based knowledge representations and reasoning techniques with the purpose to progress in solving complex problems such as understanding text, large scale probabilistic reasoning, building broad coverage knowledge bases, and dealing with scale. AILAB has been working for a decade in various areas of implementing AIs to real cases. This includes among others cognitive freight transport, intelligent mobility, energy efficiency, intelligent municipalities and smart cities, factories of the future and proactive production systems, eLearning and personalisation, language technologies and automatic translation as well as government transparency and cyber security.
Besides research projects, AILAB is also involved in several commercial projects with companies like among others British Telecom, Google Labs and Microsoft Research. The work here is combined with a set of AILAB spin-off companies such as the likes of Quintlligence, Eventregistry and Qlector. AILAB has been involved in more than a hundred research projects, most of them being EU funded international research such as x5gon, euBusinessGraph and SEKT.
JSI is the leader of WP4 and main contributor towards the DarkNet component, based on their expertise from previous approaches and on the tools they have already developed. They also contribute to the HybridNet component in regards to the algorithms for the generation of dependency evidence chains and the cyber fusion models (WP5). Finally, they contribute towards the evaluation and benchmarking methodologies (WP10).
Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas
The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), established in 1983, is the largest Greek State R&D Centre hosting six major Research Institutes. The Institute of Computer Science (ICS), established in 1983, has established an internationally acknowledged excellence in conducting basic and applied research, developing applications and products, and also providing services. The research directions at ICS take into consideration the state of the art, international trends, research and technological challenges worldwide, as well as the national needs of the public and private sectors. Through their collaborative R&D programmes with universities, research centres and other organisations in Europe and beyond, FORTH contributes to the exchange of scientific ideas and the creation and transfer of new technologies. FORTH also represents Greece in the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM), an organisation dedicated to the advancement of European research and development in the areas of information technology and applied mathematics.
FORTH-ICS has a relatively long history and recognized tradition in conducting basic and applied research, developing applications and products, providing services, and playing a leading role in Greece and internationally, in the fields of Information and Communication Technologies. Their activities cover important research and development areas, taking into consideration new perspectives, emerging fields of research and technological challenges worldwide. Their Distributed Computing Systems (DCS) laboratory provides the core of their knowledge in distributed cyber systems. From an R&D perspective, FORTH‘s on-going efforts focus on: information systems; data and knowledge-based systems; information retrieval, including content-based approaches; image processing and pattern recognition; computer vision; sensor technologies; robotics; machine learning; digital communications; network management; computer systems and networks; computer architectures; microsystems; VLSI design; computer aided design; human-computer interaction; virtual reality; universal access and usability; information and communication technologies in Healthcare; assistive technologies for people with disabilities; Web systems and technologies; embedded systems; and GRID and large-scale computing.
FORTH is in charge of quality management (WP1) and contributes to the cyber incident handling trend analysis (WP2) and the development of the LiveNet (WP3), HybridNet (WP5), ShareNet (WP6) and PrivacyNet (WP7) components. In addition, FORTH utilises their expertise in security and privacy by contributing to the development of security and privacy modelling methods and techniques. Furthermore, they partake in the evaluation, benchmarking and development of policy guidelines (WP10) as well as towards the standardisation and liaison activities (WP11)
SPHYNX TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS AG
Sphynx Technology Solutions AG (STS) is based at Zug, Switzerland and also has offices in Cyprus and London. The company offers products, solutions and consulting services, in the areas of cyber intelligence, analytics, incident response, assurance and certification. The technologies offered by STS include sophisticated event processing and analytics, security monitoring and testing, intrusion detection, fraud management and incident response. STS deploys off-the-shelf hardware components along with their custom software to provide tools such as their analytics engine, a threat monitoring platform and a security audit and certification platform. Via their consulting services, they have expertise in providing customised solutions depending on the clients needs as well as more general training in analysis, security assessment, certification and cyber intelligence
STS brings two solutions into the project. Their first solution is their customisable data analytics and intelligence system which can be applied to both data-at-rest as well as live, steaming data, for real-time analysis. This solution utilises off-the-shelf hardware components coupled with a custom software engine to provide a clear upgrade path, without vendor-specific lock-in. Their second solution concerns security assurance and certification. This platform enables clients to realise security assessments, based on industrial and international standards (e.g., cloud, network, smart metering standards), through the use of tool supported continuous monitoring and testing. The solution makes use of industrial strength tools including vulnerability and penetration testing tools, and open source solutions such as the CUMUMUS certification framework. Furthermore, it enables security assessment, reporting and certification configuration to the needs of different stakeholders ranging from senior management to external auditors and regulators.
STS is in charge of risk and opportunity management (WP1) and also contribute to the technical specification of the project architecture (WP2), as well as the development of the LiveNet (WP3), DarkNet (WP4), HybridNet (WP5) and ShareNet (WP6) components. STS also utilise their expertise in security and privacy and contribute to the development of security and privacy modelling techniques and algorithms for the PrivacyNet component (WP7). They also participate in the validation and integration of the system and services (WP8) but also the evaluation of the project implementation and the output delivery (WP10). Finally, they partake in exploitation activities, standardisation, liaison activities, market analysis and business planning (WP11).
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
KU Leuven (KUL) boasts a rich tradition of education and research that dates back six centuries. It is currently by far the largest university in Belgium in terms of research funding and expenditure, and is a charter member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). They conduct fundamental and applied research in all academic disciplines with a clear international orientation. KUL has participated in over 540 highly competitive European research projects between 2007 and 2013, ranking 6th in participating institutions during this time. In Horizon 2020, they currently has been approved more than 260 projects and are ranked 6th institution in regards to the number of signed grants, also ranking 8th in European institutions hosting ERC grants. KUL has their own international research fellowship programme and supports international scholars in international funding applications as well as an R&D department which is their technology transfer office.
KUL‘s Interdisciplinary Centre for Information Technology and Intellectual Property (CiTiP) is the research centre at the KUL Faculty of Law, with currently a staff of over 40 researchers specialised in the legal and ethical aspects of IT technology and innovation. CiTiP is among the founding members of the Leuven Center on Information and Communication Technology (LICT) and of the Flemish digital research and incubation center iMind that recently merged with imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies. CiTiP’s staff has access to the leading technical experts in Flanders via its affiliation to LICT, imec and steady relationships with many science and technology departments at KUL. They have a solid track record as an ethical-legal partner in large international and interdisciplinary research projects and is internationally renowned for their expertise in the areas of data protection, privacy and information security law, new media and communications law, information rights management, and intellectual property rights. They are currently involved in more than 30 research projects, funded by the EU, the Belgian Research Council, FWO, and various other parties.
KUL lead the tasks concerning the legal and ethical aspects of the project. They are, therefore, in charge of coordinating the ethical, privacy, and security management (WP1) in order to address the legal and ethical issues arising from the research activities, the trials and testing, especially insofar as they include the processing of personal data. They also provide their knowledge towards the basis of legal and ethical requirements (WP2) in order to provide for the generally applicable legal frameworks with particular emphasis on the application and implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation. Furthermore, they provide valuable insight into the legal considerations which could arise in relation to the European data protection framework when dealing with sensitive incident related data as part of the PrivacyNet component (WP7). They also analyse the legal validation of the project by assessing the integration of all identified requirements in the course of development regarding the legal and ethical implementation, oversight and evaluation (WP10). Finally, they contribute to the activities regarding outside liaisons and standardisation bodies (WP11).
SIDROCO Holdings Ltd
Sidroco Holdings Ltd (SID) is a creative SME focusing on Research, Development and Inspiration. They design, develop and implement novel and innovative products, frameworks and tools. Together with these innovative solutions, they also supports techo-economic analysis, business models and advanced market analysis using brand reputation tools. They are able to support a variety of research solutions and integrated products in multiple domains such as network and system security, modelling and simulation, optimisation, visualisation, machine learning solutions, risk analysis and assessment, market analysis and business modelling. SID develops and integrates smart honeypots for attracting and capturing attack traces and logs, while they developsa penetration testing suite for providing a detailed security and privacy analysis in any environment.
SID has been working to develop a visualise everything service with the SiVi© tool by integrating 5G services in a simple toolbox. They have also been working on developing SiBR©, a solution to acquiring social sentiment analysis in modern social media. They have also been participating in several national and European projects by contributing to technical and financial reports, the development of advanced SIEM tools with visual-assisted techniques and visualisations, performing extensive penetration testing, integrating security components and promoting project achievements through publications at high quality ranked international conferences and journals.
SID provide the SiVi© tool, a human-interactive visual-based anomaly detection system that is capable of monitoring and promptly detecting several devastating forms of security attacks, including wormhole, selective forwarding, Sybil, hello flood and jamming. Based on a rigorous, radial visualisation design, SiVi© tool may expose adversaries conducting one or multiple concurrent attacks against IoT-enabled infrastructures, making it part of incident handling technologies and important ofr the technical specification of the project architecture (WP2). Its visual and anomaly detection efficacy in exposing complex security threats is demonstrated through a number of simulated attack scenarios. In this context, SID are a leading research provider for the project, through the contribution of a range of research results for increasing the handling of cyber-security incidents in the LiveNet (WP3), HybridNet (WP5) and PrivacyNet (WP7) components. Finally, they contribute to the realisation of advanced visualisation techniques and the continuous improvement of services and processes (WP8) as well as the technical and business evaluation (WP10) and IPR management and exploitation planning (WP11).
University of Brighton
The University of Brighton (UoB) is a community of 21,300 students and 2,600 staff based on five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. They have one of the best teaching quality ratings in the UK and a strong reputation for quality research, priding themselves on pioneering new approaches with innovative and relevant research that addresses current issues and challenges. Research in Computing, Engineering and Mathematics (CEM) aims to deliver a high quality foundation for the effective design, application and use of technology to advance social, cultural and economic development. Their wide range of research applications is underpinned by a focus on impact delivery and validated in close collaboration with end-users as well as the national framework for the assessment for research quality. The Computing Division of CEM has research consolidated into the Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable Systems (CSIUS). CSIUS focuses on both theoretical and practical research in computer science challenges related to security, intelligence and usability of software systems. UoB has a long experience and participation in EU funded projects, both as partner and as coordinator such as 3D-COFORM, STYLE and NEXT
CSIUS produces work in the intersection of software engineering, security engineering and risk management. They have pioneered work in ontologies, languages, models, processes, methodologies and automated testing and optimisation techniques that consider security, risk, trust and privacy as an integral aspect of the software systems development process. Members of the research centre have contributed to a variety of projects both at a national and International level, such as Secure Tropos (Research Councils UK), Powerchex (Technology Strategy Board), JTrust (Research Councils UK) and PANDORA (EU). They have also applied their theoretical research outputs to large set of critical application domains including health-care, governmental infrastructures, telecommunications, banking, and cloud-based systems. More recently, they have been involved in various Horizon 2020 projects, such as VisiOn, MITIGATE and SESAME. They will also be leading the technical effort on the soon to start DEFeND H2020 project.
UoB participate in the stakeholder requirements (WP2) as well as towards the LiveNet (WP3) and ShareNet (WP6) components. However, they contribute mostly to the PrivacyNet component (WP7) due to their expertise and experience in security and privacy enabling technologies. In particular, UoB utilise their expertise in security and privacy to lead the development of security and privacy modelling methods and techniques.
The Valenciaport Foundation (VPF) is a private non-profit research entity created in 2004 and is part of the fifth largest port in Europe. VPF‘s team consists of researchers specialised in transport economics, logistics and intermodality; R&D&I specialists in the field of maritime and inter-modal transport; and members from the Port Authority of Valencia itself and other companies from Valenciaport’s ports-logistics community. As such VPF manifests an R&D&I centre of excellence that not only undertakes its own academic research but also serves as a tool for all agents involved in the transport and logistics chain, and particularly within the maritime and port domains. On top of the activities linked to research and training, VPF also carries out international cooperation projects focused on the optimal and integrated development of transport, logistics and ports located in third countries.
In the field of information technologies, VPF acts as a catalyser of the innovation processes of the port community of Valenciaport, transferring the technology employed in their various research projects to real-life applications. They also gather new needs of the port community to link them with the research departments of the foundation itself. This close relationship helps fuel continuous improvements within the port community and, through the systematic search for new innovative processes, fulfill the goal of any innovation to create value. Through the implementation of ICTs with automation capabilities in combination with process simplification, paperless operation and improvements to surveillance and control systems, they provide significant benefits not only to the port community but also to public administrative bodies. VPF also actively participates in European initiatives through projects such as Freight4All and e-freight, as well as international projects with Brazil, Algeria and other Latin American Countries.
VPF is the leader of WP9 and one of the three pilots, thus contributing to activities related to the preparation and implementation of pilot scenarios as well as the coordination and pilots’ demonstration. They also contribute to the definition of user requirements and reference scenarios (WP2) as well as towards simulation scenario drills and security assurance models (WP10).
Lightsource Labs Limited
Lightsource Labs (LSE) established in 2016 in Dublin as the innovations arm of Lightsource Renewable Energy. Lightsource Renewable Energy, founded in 2010 is a global leader in the funding, development and long-term operation of solar PV projects. Lightsource’s revenue model is focused on capturing value throughout the life of the asset, integrating in-house development, operational management and contracted income (25-30 years+) and deep asset financing expertise to optimise competitiveness. LSE‘s scheme is formulated around the development and delivery of disruptive, transformational and intelligent energy management solutions for the enormously untapped market of Smart Energy. These solutions are comprised by cutting edge technologies combined by innovative financing models which are able to create “NoBrainer” propositions for specific sectors.
LSE‘s mission is to deliver a comprehensive, integrated platform and a number of digital services on top of, helping energy “procumers”, utilities and grid operators to optimize power flows, secure the electricity grid (without additional investments) and finally reduce the cost of electricity. Their first innovative product SIDE – Smartly Integrated Distributed Energy allows the control of large appliances as well as the generation of electricity through solar panels. Today, SIDE is generating electricity behind the meter through solar & storage control and continual power flow optimisation, maximising the benefits of locally generated solar power. New features allowing smarter optimisation through machine learning of consumer profiles as well as improved weather forecasting will allow for improved efficiency, economics, reliability and energy conservetion for the household. Through a joint venture with EDF, their new UK Smart Home package named “Sunplug” gives SIDE an in-the-field trial for Lightsource’s home market and aimed at customers from any energy supplier.
LSE is another of the three pilots. Thus, they are an important partner in the definition of reference scenarios as well as the study of various user requirements (WP2). Furthermore, they partake in the preparation of pilot operations (WP9) and the validation of the results from their test case (WP10). LSE aims at being a pioneer of its sector in managing its corporate systems security by taking a strong sand in the fight against electronic crime.
Klinikum Nuernberg (KN) is a maximum care hospital, full medical service provider and one of the largest municipal hospitals in Europe. With their 2,370 beds and about 7,000 staff spread across two main locations in Middle Franconia, KN is one of the most diversified health service providers in Germany catering to approximately 100,000 inpatients and 105,000 outpatients each year. KN encompasses over 42 specialty departments, centers and institutes, which are distributed over 9 main facilities, namely KN North and KN South; three midsize hospitals in the greater region of Middle Franconia; a series of outpatient medical service centers; the research unit Paracelsus Medical University (PMU); a center for outpatient rehabilitation and finally a center to provide outpatient palliative care.
So far KN leads and executes regional and national R&D projects mainly in the domain of medical and clinical engineering and technology. To that effect, fundamental experiences about management and implementation of R&D projects exist. They also have sound experience in managing, securing and protecting ICT infrastructures in hospitals and other healthcare provider organisations. Furthermore, they possess the expertise to manage and support information and communication scenarios with accompanying risks such as socio-technical threats and vulnerabilities in cyber-security and privacy protection in clinical processing infrastructures.
KN is the leader of WP10 contributing towards pilot operations and validation. They are also one of the three project pilots, providing a representative set of use case scenarios in IT-security and privacy protection resting on and dealing with outpatient and clinical information systems and high performance computing in hospitals. Furthermore, they provide their collaboration by gathering requirements from their ICT business unit, executive staff and users (WP2). Finally, they also help in pilot preparation and operation activities (WP9), testing the propagated R&D solutions to contribute towards the validation of proposed objectives.
University of Essex
The University of Essex (UoE) is an international university with students from more than 140 countries, a third of which are from outside the UK, with 12.8% of our students coming from the European Union and 21.5% from overseas. UoE won the prestigious University of the Year award in 2018 and ranks in the top 25 for research quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. UoE also ranked top 20 for research in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework and have broad experience in large collaborative and international research projects and has been awarded over 100 projects sponsored by the European Commission throughout EU FP7 and EU H2020.
The Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS) at UoE was established in 2015 as a centre of excellence that connects with scholars, businesses, institutions, and authorities, to work on their data needs. IADS is focused on delivering high impact research and its commitment to taking an interdisciplinary approach lies at the heart of this. It is a multi and interdisciplinary Institute, bringing together expertise in analytics and data science from across our University including expertise from computer science, social and political sciences, mathematics, digital humanities, and health care. IADS is applying its research to practical challenges in real world uses, working with governments, NGOs, and businesses including strategic partnerships with British Telecom, and Essex and Suffolk county councils. IADS has also been successful of securing research funding at different levels including funding from UKRI and the European Commission. In particular relevance to this project is the work we do on security and privacy engineering, health care informatics and Artificial Intelligence.
UoE continued the contribution of UoB, in particular in terms of dissemination (WP11) and any final tuning required for the work developed towards the PrivacyNet component (WP7).