Disruptive Cybersecurity for Cyber-physical Society
At Exalens, we have deep roots in research and innovation in AI-driven security solutions for networks and cyber-physical systems. Over the past five years, we have participated in over 15 international research projects, tackling complex security challenges across a wide range of emerging and digitally transforming industries (from Industry 4.0, 5G, Automotive to Maritime and Defence), all in support of our mission to enhance operational resilience and safety for the emerging equip cyber-physical society.
5G ESSENCE addresses the paradigms of Edge Cloud computing and Small Cell as a Service to provide a highly flexible and scalable platform, able to support new business models and revenue streams by creating a neutral host market and reducing operational costs by providing new opportunities for ownership, deployment, operation and amortisation. Based on its expertise and its proprietary software, CyberLens contributes to the technical requirements elicitation by defining and specifying the security requirements of the 5G-ESSENCE infrastructure.
It will also create a database of the most likely threats and attacks with respect to confidentiality, privacy, integrity and availability of the 5G-ESSENCE platform. Furthermore, CyberLens will assess the performance and security threats of the two-tier cloud deployments and contribute to the dissemination and communication activities of the project.
SPIDER delivers an innovative Cyber Range as a Service platform that extends and combines the capabilities of existing telecommunication testbeds and cyber ranges into a unified facility for: (i) testing new security technologies; (ii) training modern cyber defenders in near real-world conditions; and (iii) supporting organisations and relevant stakeholders in making optimal cybersecurity investment decisions. Towards this vision, it features integrated tools for cyber testing including advanced emulation tools, novel training methods based on active learning, as well as econometric models based on real-time emulation of modern cyber attacks.
CyberLens will lead the effort of implementing the SPIDER cybersecurity investment component, an investment decision support tool capable of managing cyber risks by providing a clear picture of their likelihood and individual impact, including forecasting their evolution in and against 5G infrastructures.
SDN-microSENSE aims at providing and demonstrating a secure, resilient to cyber attacks, privacy-enabled and protected against data breaches solution for centralised Electrical Power and Energy Systems (EPES). Adopting an SDN-based technology, SDN-microSENSE will develop a three-layer security architecture by deploying and implementing risk assessment processes, self-healing capabilities, large-scale distributed detection and prevention mechanisms, as well as an overlay privacy protection framework.
Cyberlens will contribute to the design of SDN-microSENSE’s collaborative risk assessment methodology for the energy chain as well as the development of EPES honeypots for the detection of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). Cyberlens will also contribute to the development and configuration of the SDN-microSENSE SIEM tool as well as the implementation of the project’s SS-IDPS system.
INSPIRE-5Gplus places security at the core of 5G with the development of a platform that ensures conformance to legislation and verticals’ security requirements. It achieves this with an unprecedented combination of technologies at the state-of-the-art, including zero-touch end-to-end smart network and service security management, software-defined security orchestration, AI-based moving target defence.
In INSPIRE-5Gplus, Cyberlens leads the assessment of 5G security requirements and threat landscape, and will support the development of the project’s AI-based techniques.
Despite the tremendous socio-economic importance of Supply Chains (SCs), security officers and operators have still no easy and integrated way to protect their interconnected CIs’ and cyber systems in the new digital era. CYRENE vision is to enhance the security, privacy, resilience, accountability and trustworthiness of Supply Chains (SCs) through the provision of a novel and dynamic Conformity Assessment Process (CAP) that evaluates the security and resilience of supply chain services, the interconnected IT infrastructures composing these services and the individual devices that support the operations of the SCs.
In order to meet its objective, the proposed Conformity Assessment Process is based on a collaborative, multi-level evidence -driven, Risk and Privacy Assessment Approach that support, at different levels, the SCs security officers and operators to recognize, identify, model, and dynamically analyse advanced persistent threats and vulnerabilities as well as to handle daily cyber-security and privacy risks and data breaches. CYRENE will be validated in the scope of realistic scenarios/conditions comprising of real-life supply chain infrastructures and end-users. Furthermore, the project will ensure the active engagement of a large number of external stakeholders as a means of developing a wider ecosystem around the project’s results, which will set the basis for CYRENE’s large scale adoption and global impact.