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UBITECH and UBITECH Energy participate at the kick-off of the ELECTRON Innovation Action on resilient and self-healed electrical power nanogrid

UBITECH and UBITECH Energy participate at the virtual kick-off meeting hosted by INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL (October 14-15, 2021) of the ELECTRON Innovation Action, officially started on October 1st, 2021. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 101021936) and spans on the period October 2021 – September 2024. The ELECTRON project aims to deliver a new-generation EPES platform, capable of empowering the resilience of energy systems against cyber, privacy, and data attacks through four main pillars, i.e. risk assessment and certification, anomaly detection and prevention, failure mitigation and energy restoration, and addressing internal threats and gaps through AR-VR-based personnel training and certification, while fostering the cyber protection standardization and certification via three novel authorities, namely the cybersecurity lighthouse, the cybersecurity training and certification authority, and the energy trading center.

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UBITECH presents a scientific paper on verifying complex protocols using trusted computing at ESORICS STM 2021

The paper entitled “Root-of-Trust Abstractions for Symbolic Analysis: Application to Attestation Protocols” has been accepted for presentation at the 17th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management, co-located with the 26th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) 2021, held virtually from October 4 – 8, 2021. Dr Thanassis Giannetsos, Head of UBITECH’s Digital Security and Trusted Computing Research Group, and his co-authors propose a methodology for proving security in scenarios based on services that make use of Roots-of-Trust (RoTs), by idealizing the internal functionalities of the security device, except those that provide explicit cryptographic functionalities for the service being offered.

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New manuscript on SDN-based resilient smart grid has been accepted for publication at the Digital MDPI Journal

In close collaboration with researchers from the University of Western Macedonia (Greece), UBITECH co-authors a journal publication entitled “SDN-Based Resilient Smart Grid: The SDN-microSENSE Architecture” that has been just accepted for publication from MDPI Digital, an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that focuses on digital technologies and digital application, particulary with how such technoligues affect our health, education and economy.

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Suite5 and UBITECH presents BEYOND on Sustainable Places 21 Conference

On September 29, the BEYOND H2020 Project led the “Data and Intelligence sharing for transforming buildings into active nodes in the future energy system” workshop which took place in the context of the Sustainable Places 2021. Buildings of all types are a major contributor to global energy usage, driving much discussion on how to be decarbonized. At the same time, buildings produce large datasets providing significant opportunities for more efficient performance monitoring and optimization by enabling better understanding and offering further insights on all aspects affecting their operation through Big Energy Data Analytics. Actually, the real value of big data produced by buildings is hidden in their sharing with all energy market actors whose operations are directly or indirectly linked to the energy performance of buildings, spanning ESCOs, City Authorities, the Construction Industry, Network Operators, Energy Retailers and Aggregators, among others.

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RAINBOW and PLEDGER co-organize a workshop on Cloud, Fog & Edge Computing at H-CLOUD Technical Community Event

The EC co-funded RAINBOW and PLEDGER project organize a joint workshop entitled “Unleashing the Potential of Cloud, Fog, and Edge Computing in Europe” at the HORIZON CLOUD Technical Community Event, held virtually on 29 September 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 pm CEST. During this event, Cloud Computing projects funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme as well as other stakeholders from the Cloud ecosystem will present technical outcomes of their Cloud projects. Topics discussed during the community event range from Cloud modelling and optimisation to edge computing, unikernels, DevOps practices, and green Cloud.

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Successful midterm review for the ASCAPE Research and Innovation Action

The midterm review meeting for the ASCAPE H2020 co-funded research project (https://ascape-project.eu/) with external reviewers and the project officer from the European Commission side, took place September 28, 2021, wherein the ASCAPE consortium successfully presented the results of the work of the project during the first 18 months of project.

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UBITECH participates at the kick-off of the SECANT Innovation Action on IoT devices security and privacy

UBITECH participates at the virtual kick-off meeting hosted by EVERIS SPAIN SL (September 27-28, 2021) of the SECANT Innovation Action, officially started on September 1st, 2021. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 101019645) and spans on the period September 2021 – August 2024. The SECANT project aims to contribute decisively towards improving the readiness and resilience of organisations against the crippling modern cyber-threats, by increasing the privacy, data protection, and accountability across the entire interconnected ICT ecosystem, and by reducing the costs for security training in the European market.

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UBITECH enters into TRICK Innovation Action on Product Data Traceability

Participating at the General Assembly of the EC co-funded TRICK H2020 project, UBITECH initiates its engagement in the action, officially started on May 1st, 2021. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 958352) and spans on the period May 2021 – October 2024. The TRICK project aims to provide a complete, SME affordable and standardised platform to support the adoption of sustainable and circular approaches, enabling enterprises to collect product data and to access to the necessary services on a dedicated marketplace, open to third party solutions.

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Successful second review for the InteropEHRate Research and Innovation Action

The second contractual review meeting for the InteropEHRate H2020 co-funded research project (https://www.interopehrate.eu/) was held virtually on September 21, 2021. InteropEHRate aims to support peoples’ health by opening them up new ways to make health data available where needed. To make this possible, key health data is managed in “patients’ hands”, i.e. through Smart EHRs (S-EHR) on mobile devices. Data is always transferred via highly secure channels including a direct device-to-device. The InteropEHRate consortium successfully presented the results of the work of the project during the second period.

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Successful review for the DataVaults H2020 project

The first, interim review of the DataVaults Innovation Action was virtually held today (September 17, 2021), wherein the consortium successfully presented the results of the work of the project during the first half of the project. DataVaults aims to deliver a novel framework and architecture that leverages personal data, coming from diverse sources to help Individuals construct their unified personal data hub, collect at a single point all of their personal data in a secure and trusted manner, and retain ownership and control on what to share and with whom, also receiving compensation for the artefacts they place at the disposal of other third parties.

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