CONCORDIA - Cyber Security Competence for Research and Innovation

 

CONCORDIA

CONCORDIA is a major H2020 consortium to interconnect Europe’s Cybersecurity capabilities. It will establish a pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network to provide technological, societal and policy leadership for Europe and will lead the development of a common Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap for Europe. The EU-wide consortium involves prominent industry, academia, SMEs and especially national cyber security centers.

General Information

Reference:

EU Project

Source of funding:

EU, overall 16 M€

Project Duration:

1.1.2019 - 13.12.2022

Official Project Home Page:

https://www.concordia-h2020.eu/

Project Overview

 

CONCORDIA will establish a pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network to provide technological, societal and policy leadership for Europe and will lead the development of a common Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap for Europe. The EU-wide consortium involves prominent industry, academia, SMEs and especially national cyber security centers.

The project will be a fundamental instrument for promoting excellent research, market innovation, skill building, and a research roadmap for cybersecurity in Europe. In this context, the vision of CONCORDIA is to create a community, building bridges, and setting the foundations for strong cooperation between all stakeholders.

The Communication Systems Group CSG of the Department of Informatics IfI at the University of Zurich UZH leads within Work Package WP4 the Task 4.3 on "Economic Perspectives". Additionally, the CSG's expertise in Blockchains will be embedded to study and support DDoS mitigation mechanisms, cryptographic solutions on IoT devices, application-data security visualizations to identify and compare incidents (Forensic Visualizations), and operate a blockchain usage for CONCORDIA certificates.

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Publications

2021

  • Eder John Scheid, Pascal Kiechl, Muriel Franco, Bruno Rodrigues, Christian Killer, Burkhard Stiller: Security and Standardization of a Notary-based Blockchain Interoperability API; 3rd International Conference on Blockchain Computing and Applications (BCCA 2021), Tartu, Estonia, November 2021, pp 1–7.
  • Muriel Franco, Jan von der Assen, Luc Boillat, Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder John Scheid, Lisandro Granville, Burkhard Stiller: Poster: DDoSGrid; IFIP Networking 2021, Espoo, Finland, Virtually, June 2021, pp 1–3.
  • Christian Killer, Markus Knecht, Claude Müller, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder John Scheid, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller: Æternum: A Decentralized Voting System with Unconditional Privacy; IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 2021), Darlinghurst, Australia, May 2021, pp 1–8.
  • Eder John Scheid, Andreas Knecht, Tim Strasser, Christian Killer, Muriel Franco, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller: Edge2BC: a Practical Approach for Edge-to-Blockchain IoT Transactions; IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 2021), Darlinghurst, Australia, May 2021, pp 1–9.

2020

  • Salvatore Marco Pappalardo, Marcin Niemiec, Maya Bozhilova, Nikolai Stoianov, Andrzej Dziech, Burkhard Stiller: Multi-Sector Assessment Framework - A New Approach to Analyze Cybersecurity Challenges and Opportunities; 10th International Conference on Multimedia Communications, Services, and Security (MCSS 2020), Cracow, Poland, October 2020, pp 1–15. Link
  • Javier Pastor, Mattia Zago, Pantaleone Nespoli, Sergio López, Alberto Huertas, Manuel Gil, José A. Ruipérez, Gregorio Martínez, Félix Gómez: Spotting political social bots in Twitter: A use case of the 2019 Spanish general election; IEEE, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Vol. 1, No. 1, October 2020, pp 1–2. 
  • Muriel Franco, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder John Scheid, Arthur Jacobs, Christian Killer, Lisandro Granville, Burkhard Stiller: SecBot: a Business-Driven Conversational Agent for Cybersecurity Planning and Management; 16th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2020), Izmir, Turkey, November 2020, pp 1–7. Link
  • Bruno Rodrigues, Eder Scheid, Christian Killer, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller: Blockchain Signaling System (BloSS) Cooperative Signaling of Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks. Journal of Network and Systems Management (JNSM), Special Issue on Future of Network and Service Operations and Management: Trends, Developments, and Directions. Springer's. Link.
  • Muriel Franco, Erion Sula, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder Scheid, Burkhard Stiller: ProtectDDoS: a Platform for Trustworthy Offering and Recommendation of Protections; International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Software and Services (GECON 2020), Izola, Slovenia, September 15-17, 2020.
  • Sina Rafati Niya, Eryk Schiller, Ile Cepilov, Burkhard Stiller: Standardization of Blockchain-based I2oT Systems in the I4 Era; IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2020), "Management in the Age of Softwarization and Artificial Intelligence", Budapest, Hungary, April 2020
  • Getoar Gallopeni, Bruno Rodrigues, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller: A Practical Analysis on Mirai Botnet Traffic; IFIP Networking 2020, Paris, France, 22-25 June, 2020. Link.
  • Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller: Practical Introduction to Blockchain-Based Remote Electronic Voting (Tutorial); IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 2020), Toronto, Canada, May 2020.
  • Bruno Rodrigues, Spasen Trendafilov, Eder John Scheid, Burkhard Stiller: SC-FLARE: Cooperative DDoS Signalingbased on Smart Contracts; IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 2020), Toronto, Canada, May 2020, pp 1–3.
  • Bruno Rodrigues, Eder Scheid, Burkhard Stiller: Tutorial - Blockchains in the Age of Softwarization – Hands-on Experiences with Programming Smart Contracts and Their Security Pitfalls. IFIP/IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2020). Budapest, Hungary. 20-24 April. 2020
  • Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Raphael Matile, Eder John Scheid, Burkhard Stiller: Design and Implementation of Cast-as-Intended Verifiability for a Blockchain-Based Voting System; The 35th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (Fully Virtual Event), "Proceedings of the 35th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing", Brno, Czech Republic, March 2020, pp 286–293. doi:10.1145/3341105.3373884 URL: https://doi.org/10.1145/3341105.3373884.
  • Alessandro De Carli, Muriel Franco, Andreas Gassmann, Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder John Scheid, David Schoenbaechler, Burkhard Stiller: WeTrace: Privacy-preserving Mobile COVID-19 Tracing Approach and Application; Unreferred, Technical Report, Zürich, Switzerland, April 2020, URL: https://files.ifi.uzh.ch/CSG/staff/rodrigues/extern/publications/WeTrace-Whitepaper-v2.0.pdf.

2019

3rd Party Documents with Concordia References

  • Eryk Schiller, Sina Rafati Niya, Timo Surbeck, Burkhard Stiller: Scalable Transport Mechanisms for Blockchain IoT Applications; 44th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2019), Osnabrück, Germany, October 2019, pp 34–41. doi:10.1109/LCNSymposium47956.2019.9000673 URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9000673.
  • Sina Rafati Niya, Sebastian Allemann, Arik Gabay, Burkhard Stiller: TradeMap: A FINMA-compliant Anonymous Management of an End-2-end Trading Market Place; 15th International Conference on Network and Service Management CNSM 2019, Halifax, Canada, October 2019, pp 1–4.
  • Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller: Threat Management Dashboard for a Blockchain Collaborative Defense; IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop 27th on Blockchain in Telecommunications: Emerging Technologies for the Next Decade and Beyond, Waikoloa, USA, December 2019, pp 1–6. URL: https://files.ifi.uzh.ch/CSG/staff/rodrigues/extern/publications/ICBC19_CK.pdf
  • Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller: Cooperative Signaling of DDoS Attacks in a Blockchain-based Network; ACM SIGCOMM 2019 Conference Posters and Demos, Beijing, China, August 2019, ISBN 978-1-4503-6886-5, pp 39–41. doi:10.1145/3342280.3342300 URL: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3342300.
  • Muriel Franco, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller: MENTOR: The Design and Evaluation of a Protection Services Recommender System; 15th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2019), Halifax, Canada, October 21-25. 2019
  • Bruno Rodrigues, Muriel Franco, Geetha Parangi, Burkhard Stiller: SEConomy: A Framework for the Economic Assessment of Cybersecurity; 16th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services (GECON 2019), Leeds, UK, September 17-19. 2019
  • Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller. Security Management and Visualization in a Blockchain-based Collaborative Defense. IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 19). May 14-17, 2019, Seoul, South Korea. Link
  • World Economic Forum: Cyber Information Sharing - Bulding Collective Security, Insight Report, October 2020. Link

Contact

Inquiries may be directed to the local Swiss project management:

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller
University of Zürich, IFI
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich
Switzerland

E-Mail

Phone: +41 44 635 67 10
Fax: +41 44 635 68 09