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TPEB CR member of 4 new H2020 project consortia

SCANNER ( Security and Privacy Auditing Standardisation and Certification )

Call : H2020-SU-DS-2018-2019-2020  (Digital Security) – Topic: SU-DS02-2020

SCANNER proposes an automated mechanism to check the security and privacy compliance of software programmes, executable files and mobile applications generated by modelling, development as well as low/no code environments, aiming to support software developers and certification authorities, and ultimately the citizens and organisations that will end up using them. More precisely a set of threat identification models and techniques will be implemented, relying on a variety of static and dynamic analysis of code. SCANNER’s novelty lies in the AI-driven response tools which provide software developers with services such as AI source code injection repairing, real-time assistant of low/no code platforms and the intelligent cyber forensics alert generator.

Duration: 36 months Consortium: 18 members / 15 countries

PowerProtect (Protecting Electricity Infrastructure from Heterogeneous Cyber Threats)

Call:H2020-SU-DS-2018-2019-2020  (Digital Security)Topic: SU-DS04-2018-2020

The Electrical Power and Energy Systems (EPES) throughout the EU undergo a transition due to the integration of various information and (IP-based) communication technologies that unlock novel monitoring and control capabilities, but at the same time introduce a wide range of emerging risks, threats, and vulnerabilities. PowerProtect focuses on addressing the increased need for cyber security and data privacy in these systems by: (i) homogenizing collection and processing of data from heterogeneous legacy and IP-enabled system components, (ii) developing a set of cyber hardening technologies like photonic Physical Unclonable Functions, Trusted Execution Environments, and Blockchain-based logging and auditing databases, (iii) improving the detection of intrusion incidents (and generally abnormal behavior) using machine learning techniques, (iv) improving awareness on the security status of EPES using big data analytics, and (v) building an energy-IT specific automated human-driven decision support & response system, incorporating real-time risk analysis.  PowerProtect will employ an industrial multi-iteration cycle to develop these innovative solutions, targeting TRL 7 and ensuring the transition from lab to market with minimal delay. The developed  systems will be validated throughout their development, by adhering to legal and ethical rules for data protection, and contributing to industrial standards in the energy sector. An energy system emulation test-bed will also be provided for testing and evaluation purposes. To prove the value of our holistic approach, we engage four (4) pilots that incorporate actors ranging from large scale energy producers, transmission and distribution operators, to local renewable prosumers and electric vehicles charging facilities, providing realistic conditions for testing and validating our technical proposition and covering the whole value chain in the EPES ecosystem.

Duration: 36 months Consortium: 16 members / 9 countries

EUROCAP (European Platform for the protection of very large-scale events)

Call: H2020-SU-SEC-2018-2019-2020 (Security)Topic: SU-FCT02-2018-2019-2020

Hosting a major sports event such as the FIFA World Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games or the UEFA European Football Championships and the Rugby World Cup, is a unique challenge and opportunity for any host city. Millions of visitors from all over the world are creating unprecedented needs in terms of security and public safety. With examples of unfortunate security-related events at the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972, Atlanta 1996, and more recently, bombings during marathons in Sri Lanka in 2008 and Boston in 2013, the protection of these emblematic events is of paramount importance. Inevitably, each responsible law enforcement agency (LEA), together with the hosting city, have a daunting task to assess risks, set-up a comprehensive public safety strategy, define an efficient organizational structure, and supply enough resources to support the planning and the delivery of an effective safety and security operation during major sport events. EUROC@P will produce knowledge and provide advanced technologies for supporting and improving LEAs capabilities in the protection of citizens and public figures, during the execution of large-scale events. Referring to the Security/Protection lifecycle, the main focus of EUROC@P is on the IDENTIFICATION, PROTECTION and DETECTION stages, although the other stages (RESPONSE and RECOVERY) are also benefiting from EUROC@P’s technologies. Extended use of Artificial Intelligence, risk-based approaches and novel sensing elements constitute the rich technology offering of EUROC@P. Forensic investigations supported by court-proof evidence collection, in compliance with applicable legislation and European social and ethical values complement the aforementioned technologies. All EUROC@P’s advances will be demonstrated in realistic environment in four pilots and validated by seven LEAs partners, facilitating the integration of EUROC@P’s solutions into a unified platform for security planning and monitoring of very large-scale events.

Duration: 35 months Consortium: 21 members / 9 countries

SMARPOL (Smart Policing Toolbox for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) – Enhanced capabilities for efficient fight against crime)

Call: H2020-SU-SEC-2018-2019-2020  (Security)Topic: SU-FCT02-2018-2019-2020

Europe, its citizens, and its values are under attack at multiple levels, with EU Member States witnessing a constantly rising spectre of threats. Terrorism threatens our security, the values of our democratic societies and the rights and freedoms of European citizens. In response to the current terrorist environment, relevant authorities are increasingly integrating intelligence into law enforcement operations. There is a need to develop effective mechanisms for the transfer of critical intelligence to law enforcement agencies, especially in cases where acting on such intelligence will help save the lives of innocent people. Law Enforcement Agencies need to be enhanced with innovative and robust technological capabilities in order to combat the increasing diversification of threats. In addition, data must be managed carefully since sensitive content may be subject to legislative constraints and warrants. To tackle these challenges, SMARPOL proposes the Smart Policing Toolbox for (LEAs) that will provide enhanced capabilities for efficient fight against crime and terrorism. In more detail, it will  provide innovative, robust and user friendly smart policing tools and command  and control functions, advanced data visualization, augmented reality applications, non-intrusive detection and tracking solutions, video & content analytics and AI  for early identification and abnormal activities detection, autonomous and mobile plug-and-work edge platforms, enhanced and rapid knowledge extraction,  improved training capabilities, efficient information sharing, data management and collaboration features in order to expand and enhance LEAs capabilities and fully exploit  data driven capabilities for prevention, investigation, response in the fight against terrorism and organized crime, in compliance to EU legal, ethical and privacy regulations. Three field exercises, and two pilot demonstration in relevant operational environment will be conducted.

Duration: 36 months Consortium: 19 members / 9 countries

The mission of TPEB CR is to establish scientific-research and industrial platform, aim of which is to support activities relating to research, development and introduction of new technologies ensuring protection of critical infrastructure in areas of energy industry and cybernetic.

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Last update 9.6.2021