Secure software updates for the smart city

01/01/2018 to 31/12/2023

New software vulnerabilities are discovered each day, rendering deployed devices insecure and exposed to attacks. As the number of connected devices is rapidly increasing, and attacks become easier to mount and more sophisticated in nature, devices and systems must support robust and secure means of updating software.

The project will develop procedures and technologies for deploying software updates in large-scale heterogeneous environments, such as the smart city. The smart city consists of several systems, owned and operated by different entities, but may still depend on each other as data is aggregated for analysis.

A demonstrator environment for deploying devices will be developed that is easily reconfigurable and adaptive with respect to new devices and network configurations. This demonstrator will support device provisioning, configuration, monitoring and maintenance and will be based on an existing platform that supports combining devices and services. Disciplinary research related to software security, PKIs based on blockchain technology, trusted computing and DoS mitigation will be conducted and integrated with the demonstrator. We expect to contribute research results that increases security in all kinds of IoT-environments and to have a demonstrator that can be used to test systems and devices, as well as assessing their security.

Monday, 3 September, 2018


Pilots for the European Cybersecurity Competence Networks: how can your SME benefit? - 6th Webinar -

The four pilot projects involved in the development of the European Cybersecurity Competence Network will present their plans and upcoming tools and services for SMEs in the webinar on the 2nd of April, 10:00 AM CEST



Future Events

Cyber Insurance and its Contribution to Cyber Risk Mitigation - Leiden March 25-29
25/03/2019 to 29/03/2019

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

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


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.