The project relies on a large body of competences, since it has 20 partners, from 11 different countries. The consortium represents all the players and the stakeholders involved in the fight against cyber crime and cyber terrorism: law enforcement, public bodies, universities and research centers, as well as companies and industries.
University of Cagliari - PRA Lab - Italy
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DIEE) of the University of Cagliari, Italy, is an education and research institution offering B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D degrees in Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, and Bioengineering. The Pattern Recognition and Applications Lab - PRA Lab is part of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Cagliari.
Technical University of Darmstadt - Germany
Since its founding in 1877, Technische Universität Darmstadt has stood for internationalization and pioneering achievements that change the world. The computer science department is regularly ranked among the top departments in Germany. With its large and diverse faculty consisting of 25 professors, it is a major academic player in the field of information technology worldwide. In particular, IT security is a major field of competence. Recently, the TUD established the “Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt” (CASED), where more than 60 scientists work on diverse topics of IT security.
INDRA - Spain
INDRA is a global technology, innovation and talent company. It is on the cutting edge of high valueadded solutions and services for the Transport and Traffic, Energy and Industry, Public Administration and Healthcare, Financial Services, Security and Defence and Telecom and Media sectors. The company operates in more than 110 countries and has more than 40,000 employees worldwide, focusing on developing innovative solutions that meet the needs of the most demanding clients
Poste Italiane - Italy
Poste Italiane is recognized as national and international benchmark in postal, courier, logistics, finance, insurance and, most recently, the mobile phone market segments (14,000 Post Offices operating in the 8,000 Italian municipalities,more than 4,800 ATMs,approximately 49,000 POS,17 daily flights, more than 40,000 vehicles). Fundamental tool for achieving Poste Italiane’s objectives is the use of secure information and telecommunications technologies (ICT) aimed at setting up the "network company" among the most advanced, complete and capillaries of the country.
SecurityMatters - Netherlands
SecurityMatters is a spin-off company that has recently launched a new signature-less network intrusion detection system, tailored for regular corporate networks. SecurityMatters’ team members have been dealing with critical infrastructures since 2008, when a consortium for a (national) project related to security of water distribution has been established. Since then, the company has progressively acquired knowledge about (critical) industrial processes.
Vitrociset - Italy
Vitrociset designs, implements, integrates and manages electronic and IT systems in civil and military sectors for private businesses, public authorities, governmental agencies and international organisations. The company’s main fields of activity encompass Defence systems, Critical Infrastructure Information protection, Satellite Technologies, Telecommunications, Transport and Info-mobility, IT and Environmental Systems. Vitrociset provides high added-value services all year round, 24 hours a day. Vitrociset is involved in national and international programs in the field of comprehensive security employing information fusion and distributed situational awareness techniques as well as in Critical Information Infrastructure protection.
Established in 1983, FORTH is the largest Greek State R&D Centre. It hosts seven Research Institutes. The Institute of Computer Science (ICS) has established an internationally acknowledged excellence in conducting basic and applied research, developing applications and products, and providing services. Besides its pioneering contributions in the sector of Information and Telecommunications Technologies in Greece, cooperates, in the context of European and international collaborative R&D programmes, with universities, research centres and other organisations at national and international level, thus contributing to the exchange of scientific ideas and the creation and transfer of new technologies.
INOV - Portugal
INOV – Inesc Inovação is the leading private non-profit R&D organization in Portugal. INOV’s main purpose is the participation in technological development and innovation processes in close cooperation with governments, enterprises and universities. INOV has accumulated strong technical expertise in: Telecommunication Equipment and Services, Access Networks, Mobile Communication Systems, Sensor Networks, Network Architectures and Protocols, Speech Technologies and Systems, Navigation Systems and Fleet Management, Remote Monitoring and Surveillance Systems, Security and Defence Systems, Control and Electronics Development, New Technologies for Aeronautics & Aerospace, and Organizational Engineering.
The National Centre for Scientific Research (NCSRD) "Demokritos" is a self-governing research organization, under the supervision of the Greek Government. NCSRD is the largest Research Centre in Applied Sciences and Engineering in Greece. The Integrated Systems Laboratory (ISL) of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (II&T) has substantial expertise and is actively involved in many areas of information technology and telecommunications, including GIS, LBS, Crisis Management Systems, Event Management Systems, IEMI (Intentional Electromagnetic Interference), Crowd Behavior and 3-D Visualization Systems and biometrics.
SBA Research - Austria
SBA is an Austrian non-university competence center that focuses on numerous research questions concerning the organizational and technical aspects of IT security. Founded in 2006 as “Verein zur Förderung der IT-Sicherheit in Österreich”, it is organized as COMET excellence center since 2010. Research is focused on four areas covered by several research projects executed in close cooperation with its scientific and company partners. In 2009, three Austrian universities joined SBA as scientific partners (Vienna University of Technology, University of Vienna, Graz University of Technology), joined by a fourth in 2010 (Vienna University of Economics).
PROPRS Ltd. - UK
PROPRS is an independent, British company providing a range of consultancy services in risk management. The Company's main area of expertise is in assessing and quantifying risks to the public, the workforce and the environment associated with the design, construction, operation and management of industrial plant and processes, transport operations and infrastructure. PROPRS has considerable experience in the development of computer software for clients and in-house use, including stochastic systems, hazard and safety analysis, decision support and expert systems.
The Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK) is a Polish research institute in the ICT area. NASK is taking part in the consortium primarily in its CERT role. CERT Polska, a division of NASK was set up to handle Internet security incidents for the .pl constituency and has been operational since 1996. CERT Polska cooperates with other IRTs from around the world and with many ISPs, banks, government institutions and LEA in Poland and worldwide. It also runs a nationwide early warning system, that uses a large distributed network of sensors located in various Polish institutions to collect and analyze network activity to detect new threats.
Polícia Judiciária - Portugal
Polícia Judiciária (PJ), the Portuguese Criminal Police, is a higher criminal police body under the Ministry of Justice, supervised by the Public Prosecution Authority. Its assignments are, in general, criminal prevention and investigation, as well as supporting prosecuting and judicial authorities. As a criminal investigation police force, PJ is competent for the investigation and prevention of the most serious crimes, such as cybercrime, cybersecurity, crimes against national critical infrastructures, State security offences, conspiracy and terrorism.
CEFRIEL - Italy
CEFRIEL, ICT Center of Excellence for Research, Innovation, Education and industrial Labs partnerships, is a unique centre where academic expertise and industry know-how meet and integrate. CEFRIEL was founded as a not-for-profit organization in Milan in 1988. CEFRIEL shareholders are Universities (Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria), Public Administration (Lombardy Region), and 15 leading multinational companies in ICT and Media sectors. CEFRIEL primary objective is to strengthen existing ties between the academic and business worlds in the innovative ICT sector at national and international levels.
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern - Switzerland
The Information Systems and Networking Institute (ISIN) is part of the Department of Innovative Technologies (DTI) of the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). The Institute carries out teaching activities as well as applied research projects and direct mandates from economic partners in the information and communication technology domain. The research team in charge of IT security at SUPSI-DTI counts 3 engineers and some postgraduates who already actively managed some successful projects.
CyberDefcon - UK
CyberDefcon is an independent organisation dedicated to the pursuit of making the internet a safer place. CyberDefcon develops cyber centres of excellence, militates against botnet based cyberattacks and provides innovative services and tools that yield the information necessary to track down and resolve cybercrime. CyberDefcon provides some of the world’s largest web hosts, registrars and financial institutions with cyber alerts on issues "before they happen", to be pro-active in security rather than reactive.
Royal Holloway is one of the five multi-faculty institutions of the University of London and has about 7,700 undergraduate and postgraduate students. RHUL enjoys an international reputation for the highest quality teaching and research across the sciences, arts and humanities, ranked 107th worldwide in 2011-2012. The groups actively involved in CyberROAD will be the Information Security Group (ISG) and the Department of Criminology and Sociology (CrimSoc). The CrimSoc Dept. at RHUL has earned a strong reputation for excellence in research and teaching, with a particular expertise in issues associated with criminology, sociology, social policy, psychology and law.
Ministry of National Defence - Greece
The Hellenic Cyber Defence Directorate is responsible for the cyber defence activities of Armed Forces. It has a number of well-educated personnel in cyber security field with experience in related operations. Its primary objective is to defend the information infrastructure of Armed Forces through continuous dynamic risk assessment and cyber threat intelligence in order to identify and implement the appropriate security measures. Both commercial and open source specialised software and hardware equipment along with the high expertise of its personnel are the main assets for conducting cyber defence operations.
McAfee UK Limited - UK
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse, and shop the web more securely. Backed by its unrivaled Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security.
The Swiss Reporting and Analysis Unit for Information Assurance (MELANI) is the Swiss federal government’s authority for Critical Information Infrastructure Protection. It consists mainly of three separate entities, which form MELANI. The Federal IT Steering Unit (FITSU) within the Ministry of Finance has the strategic lead over MELANI. The GovCERT.ch within the FSUIT provides MELANI’s technical expertise, while the situational analysis centre, within the Federal Intelligence Service (FIS), located in the Ministry of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports, leads MELANI’s operational business.