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  • Open Access mandate for Publications
    Funder: EC Project Code: 740647
    Overall Budget: 744,262 EURFunder Contribution: 500,000 EUR
    Partners: INMARK EUROPA, RU, CNR, HPE, SETU, European American Chamber of Commerce - New Jersey, THE PROVIDENCE GROUP LLC

    AEGIS aims to strengthen dialogues between Europe and the US, in order to facilitate exchange of views, policies and best practices to stimulate cooperation around cybersecurity and privacy R&I, and contribute in shaping the future global cybersecurity and privacy landscape. AEGIS proposes a multi-stakeholder approach to engage relevant communities more actively and strategically in supporting dialogues and creating a common and orchestrated vision and strategy to accelerate EU-US cooperation in cybersecurity and privacy R&I. At the core of the AEGIS strategy is the Cybersecurity Reflection Group EU-US that will be established as a multi-stakeholder collaboration platform. The Cyber-RG EU-US, through its Working Groups, will address specific issues on international, technical trends, policy and legislation challenges in cybersecurity and privacy, and will facilitate the effective collaboration of a wide range of interested parties including policy makers, researchers, technology experts, business leaders, cyber policies experts and influencers and civil society. Under the leadership of the AEGIS consortium, these key groups will come together to decisively tackle cybersecurity and privacy related problems and to provide opinions and recommendations to policy dialogue. AEGIS will also provide a mapping of the cybersecurity and privacy landscapes in EU and US, benchmark relevant legislation and policies and promote innovation partnerships and opportunities for future EU-US cooperation in cybersecurity and privacy areas of mutual strategic interest. The AEGIS consortium is in a privileged position to generate significant impacts in both sides of the Atlantic, by leveraging the partnership’s network multipliers with a wide-ranging access to cybersecurity and privacy stakeholders, including researchers, think tanks, business and political decision makers, and thus to contribute significantly to deepen cybersecurity and privacy R&I cooperation between Europe and the US

  • Open Access mandate for Publications
    Funder: EC Project Code: 952633
    Overall Budget: 4,480,310 EURFunder Contribution: 4,480,310 EUR
    Partners: Robert Bosch (Germany), FABASOFT CLOUD GMBH, CNR, FHG, HPE, XLAB, NIXU OYJ, TECNALIA

    Despite the evident benefits of cloud computing, its adoption is still limited partially because of EU customers’ perceived lack of security and transparency in this technology. Cloud service providers (CSPs) usually rely on security certifications as a mean to improve transparency and trustworthiness, however European CSPs still face multiple challenges for certifying their services (e.g., fragmentation in the certification market, and lack of mutual recognition). In this context, the new EU Cybersecurity Act (EU CSA) proposes improving customer's trust in the European ICT market through a European certification scheme. The proposed EU CSA’s cloud security certification scheme conveys new technological challenges due to its notion of “levels of assurance” (e.g., high-assurance through continuous certification for the whole supply chain), which need to be solved in order to bring all of EU CAS’s expected benefits to EU cloud providers and customers. In this context, MEDINA proposes a framework for achieving a continuous audit-based certification for CSPs based on EU CSA’s scheme for cloud security certification. MEDINA will tackle challenges in areas like security validation/testing, machine-readable certification language, cloud security performance, and audit evidence management. The MEDINA consortium is composed of academic and industrial partners, which play key roles in the EU cloud security certification ecosystem (e.g., research, cloud providers/customers, and auditors). MEDINA will provide and empirically validate sustainable outcomes in order to benefit EU adopters.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications
    Funder: EC Project Code: 101000162
    Overall Budget: 4,424,250 EURFunder Contribution: 4,424,250 EUR

    In this era of virtualisation, the abstraction of underlying hardware resources and the prominence of tools for infrastructural automation have been key enablers for the deployment of distributed services at scale. The growing role of software in managing infrastructures and the DevOps movement, focused on the automation of infrastructure management, are targeting the challenges of increasing speed and quality of infrastructure management, thus lowering costs and enhancing security and trustworthiness. However, the market of infrastructure automation tools is fragmented, there is no single one to manage the whole lifecycle of infrastructure as code (IaC) and existing solutions do not address all trustworthiness and security aspects throughout the whole lifecycle. PIACERE will develop tools, techniques and methods enabling organisations to fully embrace the IaC approach through the DevSecOps philosophy. PIACERE will provide the first Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to develop and verify IaC. Exploiting Model-Driven Engineering (MDE), the IDE will enable developers to create infrastructural code at an abstract level. Using the novel DevOps Modelling Language (DOML), the DevOps team will generate IaC for different languages and verify its correctness at model and code level along with the corresponding security components. The IDE is one part of the complete workflow and will be supported with: 1) a canary environment to aid the simulation of the conditions of the production environment allowing the early identification of potential vulnerabilities and 2) an IaC execution Environment to automatically deploy, monitor and ensure that the conditions are met, incorporating self-healing and self-learning features. The integration, security first and IaC polyglotism arm the DevSecOps teams to treat and work with IaC as they do with traditional code, simplifying the design, development and operation of IaC, while increasing their productivity, quality and reliability

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 731533
    Overall Budget: 3,689,850 EURFunder Contribution: 3,372,160 EUR

    Multi-cloud applications refer to applications that dynamically can distribute their components over heterogeneous cloud resources and still hold the functional, business and non-functional properties (NFP) declared in their SLAs. The main objective of the DECIDE action is to provide a new generation of multi-cloud service-based software framework, enabling techniques and mechanisms to design, develop, and dynamically deploy multi-cloud aware applications in an ecosystem of reliable, interoperable, and legal compliant cloud services (DECIDE DevOps Framework). DECIDE will provide a set of architectural patterns and the needed tools (DECIDE ARCHITECT) to develop and operate (following the DevOps approach) multi-cloud aware applications that can be dynamically self-adapted to be re-deployed using the best combination of cloud services. DECIDE will also set up an ecosystem of trusted, interoperable and legally compliant cloud services (ACSmI-Advance Cloud Service meta-Intermediator) and the required mechanisms to register, discover, compose, use and assess them. One of the key innovations of the DECIDE solution relies on the development of the OPTIMUS deployment simulation tool capable of evaluating and optimizing the resulting non-functional characteristics from the user’s perspective considering a set of given cloud resources alternatives. The OPTIMUS deployment simulation tool, together with the continuous deployment supporting tool (DECIDE ADAPT), will provide the most adequate deployment application topology based on a set of users’ requirements automating the provisioning and selection of deployment scripts for multi-cloud applications. Three use cases will be conducted to validate. DECIDE will innovate by tackling with multi-cloud and non-functional aspects and moreover by incorporating a DevOps approach to the whole solution DECIDE outcomes, covering the specific needs of different multi-cloud applications for on-line gaming, e-Health and Network management.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 687780
    Overall Budget: 2,223,520 EURFunder Contribution: 1,498,280 EUR
    Partners: UPM, INMARK EUROPA, INTERNET2, GTRC, European American Chamber of Commerce - New Jersey, SETU, NordForsk, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, HPE, OCAD UNIVERSITY

    DISCOVERY aims at supporting dialogues between Europe and North America (US and Canada); and fostering cooperation in collaborative ICT R&I, both under Horizon 2020 and under US and Canada funding programmes. With this purpose, DISCOVERY proposes a radically new approach to engage more actively and strategically in supporting dialogues and partnership building for ICT R&I cooperation. At the core of the DISCOVERY action is the Transatlantic ICT Forum that will be established as a sustainable mechanism to support policy debate and to provide opinions and recommendations furthering meaningful dialogues for purpose-driven and mutually beneficial cooperation between Europe and North America in the field of ICT. DISCOVERY will specifically focus on key aspects that until now have not been properly addressed in the political dialogue, such as funding mechanisms, ICT policy and regulations, and cybersecurity, as well as ICT priority areas of strategic interest for future partnerships in R&I. DISCOVERY will also stimulate industry engagement and innovation partnerships between the industry, research and academia, by reinforcing networking between ICT ETPs and US/Canada innovation partnerships; providing a new partner search tool; implementing "Doorknock" outreach to relevant US and Canada funding programmes; and using a unique set of participatory and co-creative methods and people-centric facilitation techniques to stimulate interaction among the groups of participants in project events, such as the ICT Discovery Lab and well-targeted capacity-building workshops. The DISCOVERY consortium is in the best position to leverage the required expertise, engagement with ICT dialogues, shared vision, networking capacity, access to a wide range of political, industry and economic thought-leaders throughout EU, US and Canada, and resources towards action and result-oriented dialogues, and significantly contributing to reinforce ICT R&I cooperation between Europe and North America.