AUTOMATED SECURITY FOR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES CHALLENGE
A project funded by the Cyber Agency
WHAT IS AT
The increasing networking and digitalisation of society enables great progress, but also poses considerable challenges for its protection.
Authorities and critical infrastructures are particularly worthy of protection because their impairment would result in significant supply bottlenecks or threats to public safety. In addition to targeted attacks, global conflicts that are increasingly being fought in the cyber and information space can also have local effects.
There is therefore an urgent need to develop capabilities to secure critical systems, in particular better methods and tools to ensure a high level of cyber security .
>WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE ABOUT
The German Cyberagentur and the Joint European Disruptive Initiative, the European ARPA, are joining forces for this 30 million Euros Challenge. It is initially funded by the German Cyber Agency and taken to the European level by JEDI.
The goal is to research and develop new capabilities in operational cyber security to prepare authorities in the area of internal and external security for future threats in the digital space. This increases the resilience of authorities and critical infrastructures.
These capabilities focus on problems and issues within the pillars of "prevention", "detection", "response" and "attribution". In particular, AI-assisted identification and minimisation of vulnerabilities, timely detection and efficient response to cyber attacks, and improved attribution of the attack and attacker will be explored. These topics are not to be considered individually in the projects, but holistically.
BETTER AND MORE TARGETED RESPONSES
FASTER ATTACK DETECTION
>HOW TO CONTRIBUTE
With bold ideas & proposals
The challenge was open to every stakeholders, regardless of their origin, size or legal nature.
Projects should focus on issue such as prevention, detection, response and attribution (while keeping a global perspective) with solutions that can include (but are not limited to) AI-assisted identification and minimisation of vulnerabilities, timely detection and efficient response to cyber attacks, and improved attribution of the attack and attacker will be explored
It is funded within a budget of 30 million euros, over 60 months and with 4 phases competitive phases