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Develop an innovative cyber-threat intelligence gathering, detection, and mitigation

innovative cyber-threat platform

Our Test Cases
CyberTrust will be carrying our two main pilots

OTE is the largest telecommunications company in the Greek market, providing broadband and fixed line telephony services to Greek and international companies, consumers and public sector bodies. The OTE Group – comprising OTE S.A. and its subsidiaries – also offers mobile telephony services, Internet access, digital communications, leased line services and high-speed data communication.

OTE has the role of the end-user, who will integrate the resulting security platform on premise.

Communications Provider

Primary Pilot

The Hellenic Cyber-Crime Division with its HQs established in Athens, since 2004, when the unit was upgraded to a full department of the Hellenic Police, it has resolved over 6,000 cases of fraud, extortion and child abuse, while several resolved cases were only partially committed in Greece.

KEMEA and the Hellenic Cyber-Crime Division, using the data produced by the first pilot, will test the platform regarding its capabilities w.r.t. (e) forensic evidence collection.

Hellenic Police

Secondary Pilot
What are the platform aspects...
Zero-day vulnerabilities, threat sharing, network monitoring, blockchain, forensic evidence, device tampering, DDoS attacks, detection and mitigation, reputation systems, data protection and privacy.

Statistical & Signature based detection

Real time DDOS and RoQ attack detection Deep packet inspection Protocol analysis Anomaly detection

IoT Device Tampering Detection & Remediation

Autonomous health monitoring of IoT devices Tampering attempts Abnormal payload and traffic

Cyber-threat Intelligence Gathering & Sharing System

Novel approach: Deep and machine learning techniques Game-theoretic framework to provide recommendations for IoT service providers based on the information regarding vulnerabilities Game-theory and machine learning to create patterns and predict the evolution of malwares and botnets Intelligence gathering from: Clearnet Deep and dark web Intelligence sharing to: Organisations SOC teams Security experts LEAs CERTs

Cyber-Trust Blockchain

Provide trusted transaction processing and coordination between IoT devices Ensure security: Identity Data Communication Safeguarding critical files and software binaries Minimize the damage caused by tampered devices and malware as well as single points of failure Collection and storing of forensic evidence

IoT device Profiling

Develop a privacy-preserving IoT device (vulnerability) profiling framework, so that any communications with high risk devices are subject to more thorough analysis.

Self-adaptive Virtual 3D environment

The flat representation (on the screen) may provide synthetic information about the status of the IoT network that can be used for the monitoring phase. It will use BODY OCULUS (or similar viewers) and body movement(e.g. hand gestures) to navigate and inspect the network. Through the VR mode it will be possible to cover more network area per analyst and see more in less time; it will also allow to see panels of related information surrounding the operator in a…

Cyber-Trust: Pilot Evaluation strategy and road ahead

To address the major challenges of securing the IoT ecosystem from cyber threats, the Cyber-Trust project has developed a revolutionary framework that will first identify, then analyse, and next mitigate these threats. To achieve this, the Cyber-Trust project conducts research in the following main cyber-security areas: develop state of the Art (SOTA) cyber security tools identify cyber-attack and mitigate their consequence use of distributed ledger technologies The Cyber-Trust project has developed an innovative platform based on end user specifications that…

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Cyber Security Challenges during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Gueltoum Bendiab, Stavros Shiaeles, Gohar Sargsyan The COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, was an unprecedented event that altered the lives of billions of people globally and greatly increased the risk of cyber-attacks. The pandemic pushed organisations to adopt remote working method and forced employees to work from their homes, which bring new security risks. Due to this new working model, personnel computing devices have been extensively utilised for work purposes. Video conferencing tools have become the primary environment…

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Source: The EU institutions and agencies have kept us too busy the past few weeks and days, as they have been publishing studies and guidelines in relation to the EU’s digital strategy and future plan. Many of those publications are (or will be) of relevance for the research and innovation taking place in Cyber-Trust and other security research projects, so please find below an overview. On 16 December, the European Commission announced the new EU Cybersecurity Strategy. Further, the…

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Procedural Aspects of an Impact Assessment for Innovative Cybersecurity Systems Research: The Cyber-Trust model

Olga Gkotsopoulou, Research Group on Law, Science, Technology and Society, Vrije Universiteit Brussel  The H2020 Cyber-Trust project (agreement No 786698) aims to foster a holistic and novel cyber-threat intelligence gathering, prevention, detection and mitigation platform, to secure the complex and ever-growing smart infrastructure, used by millions of people daily. The project consortium follows the latest technical innovations as well as best practice in the field, observing developments in the applicable legal and regulatory framework and investigating other ethical and societal…

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The Choice of Architecture Methodology in the Design of the CyberTrust System

CGI, October 2020 At the time when the project CyberTrust is progressing towards the implementation of the pilots, it’s timely to talk about the architecture methodology chosen by the consortium of the project CyberTrust which is the backbone of the technological platform has been built. Important interim validated outcome is that the CyberTrust architecture is robust and resilient. The conclusive outcomes will be reported when the pilots are completed. Architecture in the digital world is not just a good idea;…

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The ever-evolving IoT landscape: Blessing or Curse?

The ever-evolving IoT landscape: Blessing or Curse? Vasiliki-Georgia Bilali, Antonia Kardara, Dimitrios Kavallieros, George Kokkinis IoT landscape is ever-evolving, influenced mutually (or both) from technological and social needs. IoT applications are evolving as the technological services and products are updated and different industry tendencies and policies are applied. This perpetual evolution emerges from the need to automate, facilitate, and enhance daily routines and operational processes. The long-term goal is to provide technological innovation to users/experts and operational innovation in targeted…

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Blockchain solutions and chain-of-custody

Sotirios Brotsis, Nicholas Kolokotronis, 5 July 2020 The technological evolution, which is derived from the development of the Internet of things (IoT) is accompanied by new forms of cyber-attacks that exploit the heterogeneity of IoT ecosystems and the existence of vulnerabilities in IoT devices. Thus, the detection of attacked IoT devices, as well as, the accumulation and maintenance of forensic evidences emerge as areas of immense priority [1, 4]. Most of the IoT devices are highly resource-constrained, while their computational…

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Data visualisation for Zero-Day malware detection

Gueltoum Bendiab, Stavros Shiaeles, 29 Jun 2020. Malware is today one of the major threats faced by the digital world. In particular, the modern malware attacks have drawn special attention to the extensive damage that can be caused to private users, companies, public services, governments, and critical infrastructures, which provide vital functions that our societies depend upon. According to the AV-TEST institute, AV-TEST analysis systems recordover 350,000 new malicious programs every day, which amounts to more than 200 million pieces…

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Cyber-Trust co-organises the webinar ‘The Promise of “Blockchain”: DLT-based applications re-shape data storage and sharing, but can they be compliant with the EU data protection law?’

On 18 June 2020, the Brussels Privacy Hub and the Health and Ageing Law Lab (HALL)  in synergy with the Horizon 2020-funded research projects: Cyber-Trust| Advanced Cyber-Threat Intelligence, Detection, and Mitigation Platform for a Trusted Internet of Things, FASTER| First responder Advanced technologies for Safe and efficienT Emergency Response, and LOCARD | Lawful evidence collecting and continuity platform development present the panel ‘The Promise of “Blockchain”: DLT-based applications re-shape data storage and sharing, but can they be compliant with the…

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COVID-19: Amid a “pandemic” of cyber-attacks

A Cyber-Trust Brief by Olga Gkotsopoulou, VUB Even though companies have become more resilient over time, studies show that cyber-attacks have evolved and have become even more frequent [i]. This is more so true, especially in times of emergency and disaster at a national or global level. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak which led in an increase in the number of people staying at home and the turn into digital services, a significant upsurge has been noted in…

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