CPSoSaware will contribute to all expected impact areas set out in H2020 ICT-01-2019 Computing technologies and engineering methods for cyber-physical systems of systems under the topic of Models, tools and methods for design-operations continuum of dependable CPSoS, as explained below (the text in the left column refers to H2020 Work programme document and is provided for reference).
The next-generation of telecom networks (fifth generation or 5G) is expected to unleash a massive Internet of Things (IoT) where networks can serve billions of connected devices. Improving security of 5G and Beyond networks is necessary. The EU-funded INSPIRE-5Gplus project will introduce novel solutions and paradigms to make maximum use of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and Blockchains. The overall aim of the project is to deliver unique assets to achieve intelligent and trusted multi-tenancy (confident, evidence-based and liable) across multi-tenants’ infrastructure.
The Dark Web is a haven for criminals. It has become a forum and marketplace for weapons, drugs, organs, illicit pornography, software exploits, stolen private data, passwords, credit card details, counterfeit products and money. Illegal services are offered, like phishing, cyber-attacks, murder and rape for hire and money laundering.
The rise of connectivity and automation technology is creating more and more opportunities in many fields. Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) is a field widely affected by these technology advancements. While innovation is disrupting business standards and encouraging investments, it is also at risk of cybersecurity attacks.
This ERC project pushes the boundary of reliable data-driven decision making in cyber-physical systems (CPS), by bridging reinforcement learning (RL), nonparametric estimation and robust optimization. RL is a powerful abstraction of decision making under uncertainty and has witnessed dramatic recent breakthroughs. Most of these successes have been in games such as Go - well specified, closed environments that - given enough computing power - can be extensively simulated and explored.
A recent wave of cyberattacks has made it evident that cybercrime is a growing global concern. Numerous threats such as malware infections, phishing attempts and identity thefts can have disastrous consequences for citizens, firms and nations. Cybercrime, defined as crimes where expertise about cyberspace is used to violate the law, is an increasing threat due to criminals’ creativity, faster digitization, growing dependence on technologies and huge data accumulation.
Incoming files present one of the most serious threats to every corporate network. Cyber attackers have the knowledge and resources to implement highly sophisticated attacks using various methods such as encrypted and distributed malware attacks, zero-day attacks and more. These are delivered via files which are introduced into the target network by various channels, including email, removable media, and web download. Malware attacks can create serious damage to the organization but current available defensive measures fail to provide any protection against such attack.
As digitisation becomes a business priority for many organisations in Europe and around the world, the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will generate huge opportunities for key industries like manufacturing, oil and gas, agriculture, mining and transportation. IIoT is bringing machines, analytics, and people to form a network of industrial devices connected by communications technologies. Machine-to-machine communication, however, increases the risk of cyberattacks.
AERAS aims to develop a realistic and rapidly adjustable cyber range platform for systems and organisations in the critical healthcare sector, to effectively prepare stakeholders with different types of responsibility and levels of expertise in defending high-risk, critical cyber-systems and organizations against advanced, known and new cyber-attacks, and reduce their security risks.