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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.

To this end, the SECANT platform will enhance the capabilities of organisations’ stakeholders, by implementing (a) collaborative threat intelligence collection, analysis, and sharing; (b) innovative risk analysis specifically designed for interconnected nodes of an industrial ecosystem; (c) cutting-edge trust and accountability mechanisms for data protection, and (d) security awareness training for more informed security choices. The effectiveness and versatility of the proposed solution will be validated in four realistic pilot use case scenarios applied in the healthcare ecosystem.

Within SECANT, UBITECH drives the implementation of the Cyber Security Risk Assessment and Management Framework as well as the collaborative toolkit for complex ICT infrastructures, comprising of a) interfaces and adapters to allow integration with legacy security systems; b) a platform for collecting and sharing threat intelligence in the domain of complex ICT infrastructures; c) dynamic taxonomies for cyber-attacks to enrich the platform’s stored threat information; d) a connected ICT cyber risk assessment engine focused on detecting cascading effects and propagated vulnerabilities in the ICT ecosystems; e) a technical and human vulnerability assessment framework for the complex ICT infrastructures; and f) an impact assessment tool of cyber incidents and threats lying on the complex ICT infrastructures.