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Cyber ROAD

Development of the Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism research roadmap

What is CyberRoad?

7FP.png eu-logo.png CyberROAD is a research project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme. The project aimed to identify current and future issues in the fight against cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism in order to draw a strategic roadmap for cyber security research. A detailed snapshot of the technological, social, economic, political, and legal scenario on which cyber crime and cyber terrorism do develop was first provided. Then, cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism was analyzed in order to indentify research gaps and priorities.


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Why CyberRoad?


What will CyberRoad do?

Recent studies on the evolution of the principal cyber threats reveal scenarios characterized by the growth of cyber criminal activities. Even though the level of awareness of cyber threats has increased, and law enforcement acts globally to fight against them, illegal profits have reached unsustainable figures.
The estimated annual cost over global cybercrime is 500 billion dollars (more than 500 million victims per year, 18 victims per second). More than 600000 Facebook accounts are compromised every day. In addition to the economic reasons, cyber attacks often hidden political and social motivations which constitute a serious threat to national security (hacktivism, cyber espionage, cyber warfare).
The main objective of CyberROAD is “developing the Cybercrime and Cyber-terrorism research roadmap”. This roadmap was built through an in-depth analysis of all the technological, social, legal, ethical, political, and economic aspects on which cybercrime and cyber-terrorism are rooted. The research roadmap was achieved by co-ordinating the efforts of the CyberROAD consortium along three key directions:
  • Technology
  • Society
  • Cybercrime and cyber-terrorism

Activities along the three directions was realized during the 24 months of activities for CyberROAD.


The CyberRoad Consortium

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.

More details in the Partners' page.

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Latest News

Several outcomes and results of the CyberROAD project and two other major European Commission funded projects are presented in the book Combatting Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism (Challenges, Trends and Priorities).

CyberROAD organized its final event "Future Challenges in Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Research: the CyberROAD perspective" at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Cagliari - Piazza d'Armi, Cagliari, Italy on May 25th, 2016.

Read more or download event's presentations.

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CyberRoad organized its first workshop (FCCT 2015) in conjunction with ARES 2015 in Toulouse, France on August 24-28, 2015.

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