CySiVuS - Cyber Security for Transport Infrastructure- and Road Operators


Cyber ​​security and privacy are major challenges for cooperative transport infrastructures and autonomous networked vehicles using them. The vehicles need detailed data about the environment in order to create a comprehensive picture of the situation in real time and to move around it safely. The integrity of this data is an essential prerequisite for autonomous networked driving. Cyber ​​security is not only necessary for efficient traffic management, cooperative functions and coordinated autonomy, successful attacks can also endanger human lives directly. Austria is the technology leader for cooperative transport infrastructures and autonomous networked driving based on them. Cyber ​​security is essential to make these technologies safe for society. CySiVus (cyber security for transport infrastructure and road operators) selects cybersecurity of road and transport infrastructure as a specific starting point for situation analysis. The existing and future structure of the critical infrastructure system road including the digital infrastructure is collected and autonomous driving scenarios are collected. A threat catalog for vehicle and communication systems forms the basis for a broad risk analysis in order to develop threat scenarios from practice-oriented applications and to formulate addressed cybersecurity measures. A cyber-secure reference architecture to classify existing and soon to be developed technology innovations provides a structural framework for future developments. The reference architecture is subjected to a comprehensive compliance analysis in the legal and social context and the impact on the stakeholders is recorded. At the end of the project, selected results will culminate in a demonstrative laboratory prototype with real hardware, which will also help raise awareness of the issue of cyber security in cooperative transport infrastructures.

Monday, 10 December, 2018

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SMESEC project Open Call for SMEs and SME associations
SMESEC has released an open call for SMEs and SME associations in order to validate SMESEC framework and at the same time improve their systems’ security.
SMESEC is inviting SMEs to participate in the validation of the SMESEC framework. By participating you not only have influence on the evaluation of the SMESEC framework, but also improve your own company security and get up to €20.000 of funds!

Future Events

Conference on Autonomous Security Systems
02/05/2019 to 03/05/2019

Ethical and Legal Aspects of Autonomous Security Systems

An international conference to be held at the University of Zurich in Switzerland on May 2nd-3rd, 2019, aims to explore the ethical and legal aspects of autonomous systems in the security sector. Among others, autonomous systems in cybersecurity are discussed in the conference, that is co-supported by CANVAS.

Keynote speakers

Philip G. Alston, New York University and UN Special Rapporteur
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Hermeneut project at Cybertech Tel Aviv 2019

Cybertech is the cyber industry’s foremost B2B networking platform conducting industry-related events all around the globe, the go-to place to learn all about the latest technological innovations, threats, and solutions to combating threats within the global cyber arena.