Secure software updates for the smart city

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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


Cyber Security is a Shared Responsibility!

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Future Events

On 25 September 2019 (09:30-10:30) in Room Walton, a strategic planning co-design session (CD) titled "Security research: Ensuring security and privacy in a digitising world [CD]" will be held on the European Research and Innovation Days, the first annual policy event of the European Commission, bringing together stakeholders to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape, will happened on 24-26 September 2019 in Brussels (BE).

24/09/2019 to 26/09/2019

MyData 2019 will be organised on 25-27 September 2019 in Wanha Satama in central Helsinki, as an associated event of Finland’s EU Presidency. The conference provides 2+1 days of interactive sessions, networking opportunities and inspirations that shall contribute to rebuilding trust and creating a more transparent and prosperous digital society.

25/09/2019 to 27/09/2019