Cybersecurity

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Rodrigo Diaz Rodriguez
Addressing security, trust and privacy to ensure the security of citizens and organizations
Mission: 

The Cyber Security Lab is an interdisciplinary group that conducts research in trust and security domains for the improvement of information technology security, as well as the increase of trust and dependability in systems and services. The main ambition is to coherently address cybersecurity from a technological perspective keeping a holistic approach in mind (considering people, processes, and technology), in an effort to ensure innovation in the field of cyber incidents detection, impact assessment and response, by providing effective, intelligent, usable and context-aware solutions for ensuring the security of citizens and organizations from threats such as cybercrime and cyber terrorism, while respecting fundamental rights, such as privacy.

Vision: 

The Lab envisages to position Atos as one of the top 5 cybersecurity companies worldwide, working on a combination of multi-layered and integrated cybersecurity solutions, user education and awareness supported by processes, best practices and governance as a way to prevent, mitigate and remediate cyber-attacks. With this vision in mind, they conduct research to address existing and future challenges regarding security in following areas, such as IoT, Critical Infrastructures, 5G networks, shared service applications, Cloud infrastructures, AI, Social Networks, risk assessment, digital forensics, training, among many others.

Values: 

The research conducted in the Cyber Security Lab focuses on three main aspects: usability, intelligence, and automation.

Usable security is at the very core of the innovation. Existing cybersecurity tools are too complex to operate for many users, and consequently not valid for small and medium organizations. The research aims at providing solutions to fill this gap and make security easier to manage. To this regard, their assets provide accurate information to each decision maker in the organization (e.g. providing a quantitative and qualitative assessment of a cyber-attack impact together with a suggestion of the countermeasures to deploy to mitigate it, prioritized by the cost/benefit) to guide security analysts in the decision-making process.

In terms of intelligence, they are including technologies such as AI and Machine Learning in the cybersecurity arena with the objective of making the solutions capable of comprehending the relationships between different observations in an enterprise environment and to identify behavioral models for every element of the organization, including the employees & the cybercriminals.

Finally, they have been developing the concept of security automation when possible across tools and processes to avoid the use of manual intervention as much as possible, which, combined with the other two values, makes it possible to achieve an intelligence-driven cyber defense.

Projects

ANASTACIA

Advanced networked agents for security and trust assessment in CPS / IoT architectures
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H2020

A holistic solution enabling trust and security by-design for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) based on IoT and Cloud architectures.

CIPSEC

Enhancing critical infrastructure protection with innovative security framework
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H2020

Creation of an unified security framework that orchestrates state-of-the-art heterogeneous security products to offer high levels of protection in Information Technology and Operational Technology departments of Critical Infrastructures.

COMPOSITION

Ecosystem for collaborative manufacturing processes
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H2020

Development of a digital automation framework that optimizes the manufacturing processes by exploiting existing data, knowledge and tools to increase productivity and dynamically adapt to changing market requirements.

CYBERWISER.EU

Civil Cyber Range Platform for a novel approach to cybersecurity threats simulation and professional training
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H2020

Building on a 3-year legacy brought by its predecessor WISER, aims to become the EU’s reference, authoritative, independent cyber range platform for professional training.

DEFEND

Data Governance for Supporting GDPR
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H2020

Will deliver a platform which empowers organizations in different sectors to assess the compliance status, plan the achievement of the GDPR compliance and increase their maturity in different aspects of GDPR. 

DiSIEM

Diversity enhancements for security information and event management
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H2020

Enhance existing SIEM systems with diversity-related technology to improve the quality of events collected, add support for collecting infrastructure-related information, create new ways for visualising the information, and allow the use of multiple storage clouds for secure long-term archival.

EUNITY

Cybersecurity and privacy dialogue between Europe and Japan
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H2020

Aims to encourage, facilitate and develop the dialogue between Europe and Japan on cybersecurity and privacy research and innovation trends and challenges, in order to foster and promote cybersecurity activities in both regions.

FINSEC

Integrated Framework for Predictive and Collaborative Security of Financial Infrastructures
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H2020

Will develop, demonstrate and bring to market an integrated, intelligent, collaborative and predictive approach to the security of critical infrastructures in the financial sector

H2020

Aims to provide a useful open & reference framework for real-time monitoring of the traffic exchanged through heterogeneous IoT platforms within the IoT network in order to recognize suspicious patterns, evaluate them and finally decide on the detection of a security leak, privacy threat and abnormal event detection, while offering parallel mitigation actions that are seamlessly exploited in the background.

SMESEC

Cybersecurity for small and medium-sized enterprises
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H2020

Development of a cost-effective suite of cyber-security tools to support SMEs in managing network information, security risks and threats while identifying opportunities for implementing secure, innovative technologies for the digital market.

STOP-IT

Strategic, tactical, operational protection of water infrastructure against cyber-physical threats
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CIP

Focuses on the strategic, tactical and operational protection of critical water infrastructures against physical and cyber threats by bringing together a strong team of partners from Europe and Israel to develop solutions to the most pressing threats.

THREAT-ARREST

Cyber Security Threats and Threat Actors Training - Assurance Driven Multi-Layer, end-to-end Simulation and Training
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H2020

Will develop an advanced training platform incorporating emulation, simulation, serious gaming, and visualization capabilities to adequately prepare stakeholders with different types of responsibility and levels of expertise in defending high-risk cyber systems and organizations to counter advanced, known and new cyber-attacks

YAKSHA

Cybersecurity Awareness and Knowledge Systemic High-level Application
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H2020

Aims at reinforcing EU-ASEAN cooperation & building partnerships in the cybersecurity domain by developing a solution tailored to the specific user and national needs, leveraging EU Know-How and local expertise.