HWSec - Hardware-based Security for Commodity Hardware

01/04/2017 to 31/03/2020

The aim of the project HWSec is to use the features of modern processors for more IT security. There are two approaches to the project.

On the one hand, security features of existing and medium-term available processors are investigated. New technologies from leading manufacturers offer promising opportunities that can be used to secure a system.

On the other hand, the project partners are investigating the extent to which software already established security mechanisms can be supported by the hardware and made more efficient.

The focus is on mechanisms to ensure the integrity of data and processes and to detect software anomalies.
Both approaches will be evaluated in demonstrators for safety, efficiency and practicability.

Friday, 10 August, 2018


Outcomes and key themes from ICT 2018 Session on Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society

On 5 December 2018, the Digital Single Market of the European Commission sponsored a session on the topic of “Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society”. The highly-popular session (over 90 attendees) took place on 5 December 2018 within the flagship ICT2018 Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director General, EC – DG CNECT, kicked off the session with an overview of some of the most pressing issues of the day in cybersecurity: