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EU Security Research Projects Awarded (19/07/2017)

NEWLY AWARDED PROJECTS:

InvizBox Go 4G – Security and Privacy, Everywhere
The annual cost of cybercrime is estimated to reach nearly EUR 3 trillion by 2019 and the value of the cyber security market will hit EUR 100 billion. Across the EU, 68 percent of Internet users say they are concerned about identity theft. InvizBox Go 4G provides an innovative approach to securing data on the internet and protecting user privacy with ease. InvizBox Go 4G brings to market a solution for cyber-security that currently is only available to companies and consumers by installing and configuring software on each and every device that they wish to protect. The Go 4G project will conduct a full technical and economic feasibility study of InvizBox Go 4G and develop a business strategy that ensures that the product’s commercial potential is maximised. This should boost company growth and generate 20 new jobs. It will also contribute to strengthening EU competitiveness in the cyber security industry.

Start date: 2017-07-01
End date: 2017-12-31
Total cost: EUR 71 429
EU Contribution: EUR 50 000
Project Coordinator: INVIZBOX LTD, Ireland

REDSENTRY: Proactive Operational Intelligence Cybersecurity Platform for the Financial Services Industry
REDSENTRY aims to provide a flexible, scalable and open solution to the ever-changing threat landscape faced by the financial services sector. The threats faced by the financial services industry are varied and constantly evolving and cybercrime is the 2nd most reported type of crime by financial institutions according to PWC. REDSENTRY will provide a real-time networking monitoring platform to provide the ability to detect and manage any type of threat. By focusing on network monitoring, REDSENTRY will enable financial sector institutions to manage their infrastructure in real time, with automatic security response protocols.

Start date: 2017-07-01
End date: 2017-12-31
Total cost: EUR 71 429
EU Contribution: EUR 50 000
Project Coordinator: ENEO TECNOLOGIA SOCIEDAD DE RESPONSABILIDAD LIMITADA, Spain

BLOCKCHAIN-KYC: Blockchain-based, 100% automated KYC (Know Your Customer) service
Authenteq has developed a smartphone-based 100 percent automated and tamper-proof online identity verification service (Authenteq ID) that uses multifactor biometric authentication. This biometric technique fits the needs of online/mobile marketplaces, as well as other websites that require or benefit from ID verification such as betting, gaming or dating sites. The system aims to eliminate user anonymity in online transactions (and therefore drastically reduce identify fraud), while maintaining the highest level of privacy for consumers. Authenteq ID uniquely combines [1] a smartphone app, where the end-user creates a certified ID by scanning a passport and taking a selfie; [2] backend proprietary services that perform facial-matching recognition, image analysis of ID security elements and third-party security checks; and [3] Blockchain data storage for validation purposes that are impossible to reverse-engineer and hack. To fully develop the Authenteq ID system, we aim to conduct a feasibility study (BlockchainKYC, Phase 1) and a large-scale system demonstration in operational environment (Phase 2).

Start date: 2017-05-01
End date: 2017-11-30
Total cost: EUR 71 429
EU Contribution: EUR 50 000
Project Coordinator: AUTHENTEQ EHF, Iceland

E-PATRIOT: Evolved Sky Patriot – Phase 1 Feasibility Study
The wide proliferation of commercial UAVs has led to numerous reports of airport traffic disruption, smuggling of illicit substances, illegal collection of video footage and disturbances of high-profile mass events. Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and operators of critical infrastructures (OCIs) are growing highly concerned with the opportunity for criminal and terrorist groups to adopt and use UAVs in support of their illicit activities. RNC Avionics (RNCA) provides an automated and transportable counter-UAV solution for detecting, classifying and tracking multiple UAVs to assist LEAs and OCIs maintain public safety and security.

The Evolved Sky Patriot Phase 1 (ePatriot1) Project aims to assess the technological and economic feasibility of introducing novel advanced features for the detection, tracking and classification of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in RNCA’s existing Sky Patriot solution. E-Patriot’s innovations will focus on [1] next generation ultra-high definition cameras and improved video analytics algorithms to deliver unprecedented levels of performance for continuous detection and tracking of UAVs based on optical systems; [2] on a prototype for a camera array system able to deliver the full 360º coverage; and [3] on advanced, robust and efficient UAV classification algorithms, based on machine learning using incremental concept learning.

Start date: 2017-07-01
End date: 2017-12-31
Total cost: EUR 71 429
EU Contribution: EUR 50 000
Project Coordinator: RNC AVIONICS LIMITED, United Kingdom

STORM: The first cybersecurity management system providing evidence-based metrics for cyber risk at the business asset level in real time
InnoSec’s main product, STORM provides evidence-based metrics defining cyber risk at the business asset level in real-time, using a flexible risk modelling method. It allows the organisation to collaborate on cyber risk management activities through information sharing, advanced analysis tools, flexible workflows, operational management, smart dashboards, a dynamic reporting engine and interaction with the existing user workspace.

Start date: 2017-07-01
End date: 2017-10-31
Total cost: EUR 71 429
EU Contribution: EUR 50 000
Project Coordinator: INNOSEC LTD, Israel

3ANTS: Enhancing security of digital property rights and citizens’ awareness through an innovative anti-piracy framework of digital content based on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Digital piracy and counterfeit activity causes huge economic damage in creative and e-commerce sectors. Piracy and counterfeiting cost $125 billion and 2.5 million jobs.

3ANTS aims to become the main reference cyber-security service framework to fight against content piracy the digital distribution of counterfeit goods. Its mission is to deliver a set of breakthrough cybersecurity services built over a disruptive self-developed algorithm based on machine learning techniques that follows pirated content and goods through the internet (web, torrents, mobile applications, social networks, e-commerce, etc.) as a crawler, automatically geo-locating the items with 100 per cent accuracy and forcing their withdrawal 98 per cent of the time.

Start date: 2017-07-01
End date: 2017-12-31
Total cost: EUR 71 429
EU Contribution: EUR 50 000
Project Coordinator: 3ANTS DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGIES SOCIEDAD LIMITADA, Spain

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