The university’s Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable Systems (CSIUS), is one of 16 partners involved in a European Commission-funded effort to improve the detection and analysis of cyber attacks and threats.
The project runs until 2022 and the Centre’s role is to develop a modelling language and methods for cyber incident handling.
The ‘Cyber Security Incident Handling, Warning and Response System for the European Critical Infrastructures (CyberSANE)’ project is funded under the EC’s Horizon 2020 Programme.
CyberSANE aims to improve the detection and analysis of cyber-attacks and threats to Critical Information Infrastructures (CIIs) or data, database, network, communications infrastructures.
It also aims to increase the knowledge on the current cyber threat landscape and it will help operators such as Incident response professionals to dynamically increase preparedness – it will improve cooperation amongst CIIs operators who can adopt appropriate steps to manage security risks, report and handle security incidents.
Professor Haris Mouratidis, Director of CSIUS and the university’s principal investigator on CyberSANE said: “CIIs offer a high degree of flexibility, scalability, and efficiency in the communication and coordination of advanced services and processes.