SIMPL - Secure IoT Management Platform

01/06/2018 to 31/07/2018

The SIMPL project is developing a modular security platform that enables the use of blockchain technology in the IoT area. Blockchain is a distributed, concatenated and continuously expandable database. The individual chain blocks are linked together using cryptographic methods. Later transactions in the database build on previous transactions and it is made impossible to manipulate the existence or content of the previous transactions.

Through the use of Blockchain, the project contributes to improving safety in large, dynamic and heterogeneous systems. The security architecture to be developed in SIMPL should explicitly use resource-saving approaches and techniques that can also be used in simple IoT devices. This is achieved in particular by the development of new block-chain verification algorithms, which have a low demand for computing power and memory requirements.

Furthermore, the compatibility with existing communication technologies is to be ensured. For this purpose, an additional, independent security layer is provided, which is compatible with various communication protocols. These communication protocols regulate the exchange of data between IoT devices. The project developments are being tested using two demonstrators - one for industrial manufacturing and one for e-health.

Friday, 10 August, 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.