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

News

Call for experts for a group on liability and new technologies

The European Commission has launched a call for experts for a group on liability and new technologies. The deadline for application is 30 April 2018.

New technologies such as artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and the Internet of Things bring enormous opportunities in various fields (transport, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing). At the same time they could raise challenges related to liability, which is why the Commission wants to initiate a discussion on the way forward.

The main tasks of the Expert Group will be:

Events

26/04/2018
Brussels - Concertation Meeting, 26/04/2018

The registration is open for the first Cyberwatching.eu Concertation meeting, Brussels, 26 April 2018.

08/05/2018
Free and Safe in Cyber Space conference

Free and Safe in Cyber Space conference aims at building a constructive dialogue and a critical mass of suitable actors around new dual-use cybersecurity standards and certifications and complaint open technologies and ecosystems.