CS-AWARE - A cybersecurity situational awareness and information sharing solution for local public administrations based on advanced big data analysis

Date: 
01/09/2017 to 31/08/2020

Introduction

The CS-AWARE project approach will be a big step towards automation of cyber incident detection, classification and visualisation, and will be based on mature big data analysis tools and methodologies provided by consortium partners.

This solution enables detect, classify and visualize cybersecurity incidents in real-time, supporting the prevention or mitigation of cyber attacks.
However, cyber situational awareness will never be a fully automatic process that only requires to install a tool that, without any configuration, will be able to monitor the different setups and configurations of different organizational IT infrastructures.

Who is the project designed for?

Results for end users to provide a cybersecurity situational awareness solution for small to medium sized IT infrastructures.

Situational Awareness

  • While providing automated mechanisms for information sharing, the user stays in control over which data will be shared, especially when confidentiality or privacy matters have to be taken into account.

Information Sharing

  • While providing cybersecurity strategies that can be invoked automatically to mitigate incidents or attacks, the user should retain the control about which strategies will be invoked in which situation, and/or if they should be invoked without user interaction.

Self-healing

  • While providing cybersecurity strategies that can be invoked automatically to mitigate incidents or attacks, the user should retain the control about which strategies will be invoked in which situation, and/or if they should be invoked without user interaction.

How is your project benefitting the end-user?

Increased competitiveness of European ICT security products and services catering to the needs of SMEs, local public administrations and individuals.
Increased resilience against widespread cybersecurity threats facing SMEs, local public administrations and individuals.
Increased effectiveness of cybersecurity solutions through usability advancements and increased automation.

Please briefly describe the results your project achieved so far

  • We have prepared the first round of CS-AWARE framework and information/data flow model.
  • Preliminary / preparatory workshops for data collection in use case municipalities has been arranged.
  • Data collection has now started.

What are the next steps for your project?

  • Q3/18: initial deployment in Larissa (Greece) and Rome.
  • Q4/18: commercialization intensifies
  • Collaboration opportunities
  • Platform for new information security awareness systems – open for additional technologies / practises.
  • New pilots – become the InfoSec vanguard
Week: 
Thursday, 8 March, 2018

Project type:

News

EU to strenghten its expertise in cybersecurity research, technology and industrial developmen

Europe is stepping up its protection against cybersecurity threats, and is discussing a new structure of pool of expertise which will help secure the digital single market and increase the EU’s autonomy in the area of cybersecurity.

Europe is currently working on the establishment of a top knowledge base for cybersecurity and a network of national cybersecurity coordination centres called the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres.

Future Events

Cyber Insurance and its Contribution to Cyber Risk Mitigation - Leiden March 25-29
25/03/2019 to 29/03/2019
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The rise in both the scale and severity of recent cyberattacks demands new thinking about cybersecurity risk and the mitigation and transfer of that risk. Cyber insurance is one potential way to manage risk by transferring damage liability, but the cyber insurance market is immature and the understanding and actuarial knowledge of cyber-risk is currently underdeveloped.

e-SIDES workshop 2019
02/04/2019
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e-SIDES workshop: Towards Value-Centric Big Data: Connect People, Processes and Technology

BRUSSELS

2 April 2019

10am to 4pm

 

e-SIDES is a research project funded by European Commission H2020 Programme that deals with the ethical, legal, social and economic implications of privacy-preserving technologies in different big data context.