cyber security

The SHIELD project and cyber security: a step towards solving the problem

According to the Clusit report, 2016 was a terrible year for cyber security and computer threats.
DDOS attacks, phishing, 0-days and other threats have become more commonplace than you might think for private individuals, public authorities and companies.

According to Professor Giulia Lughi, Chairperson of the Scientific Technical Committee of the CSI Piedmont, cyber security is not something to be taken lightly.

As a matter of fact, it is an issue that “must be tackled beyond the technical aspects and specific regulatory requirements by working intensively on the training aspects”.

In short, it is no longer sufficient to simply define the processes and technologies to combat IT threats, instead we must now build awareness around computer security.

CSI Piedmont has organised project SHIELD together with CLUSIT, one of the most authoritative Italian associations in cyber security established at the Department of Information Technology at the University of Milan.

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Project SHIELD

SHIELD is an ambitious cyber security research and development project, co-funded by the European Commission within Horizon 2020 “Secure societies — Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens (H2020-EU.3.7.)”, the EU’s largest research and innovation programme between 2014–2020.

SHIELD’s goal is to design and develop innovative solutions for the security of information Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) for ISPs and enterprise data centres.
There are 11 European partners taking part including Italian partners Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale and the Polytechnic University of Turin.

What does the SHIELD project do?

The project focuses on combining technologies such as Network Function Virtualization, Big Data Analytics and Trusted Computing in order to provide cyber security such as the integrated network infrastructure service.

The first version of SHIELD is expected in September 2017 and a second updated version in 2018. This project will have an open source framework, while other elements, such as engine analytics, will remain owners.