DOGANA project started in September. It will limit the Social Engineering 2.0 risks
PRA Lab partecipates to DOGANA within CNIT. The advent of Social Networks has made both companies and public bodies tremendously exposed to the so-called Social Engineering 2.0, and thus prone to targeted cyber-attacks. Unfortunately, there is currently no solution available on the market that allows neither the comprehensive assessment of Social Vulnerabilities nor the management and reduction of the associated risk.
DOGANA aims to fill this gap by developing a framework that delivers "aDvanced sOcial enGineering And vulNerability Assessment". The underlying concept of DOGANA is that Social Vulnerabilities Assessments (SVAs), when regularly performed with the help of an efficient framework, help deploy effective mitigation strategies and lead to reducing the risk created by modern Social Engineering 2.0 attack techniques. Two relevant features of the proposed framework are: i) the presence of the "awareness" component within the framework as the cornerstone of the mitigation activities; ii) the legal compliance by design of the whole framework, that will be ensured by a partner and a work package explicitly devoted to this task. Moreover, the outcomes of the project are also expected to provide a solid basis to revise the insurance models for cyber-attacks related risks, thanks to the involvement of 2 strong DOGANA partners in this area of activity.
The project will be implemented by a consortium of 18 partners, from 11 different countries, including users, technology providers of whom 3 are major world-wide cyber-security solutions market leaders as well as legal and psychological expertise. An extensive field trial plan enables the testing of the DOGANA platform with six users (4 partners and 2 supporting users) operating in the critical areas of energy, finance, transport, utilities, and public authorities.
Partners: Engineering International Belgium, Cefriel, Austrian Institute of Technology, Consorzio nazionale interuniversitario per le telecomunicazioni - CNIT, Inov Inesc Inovacao - Instituto De Novas Tecnologias, National Center For Scientific Research "Demokritos", University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland - SUPSI, KU Leuven, PROPRS Ltd., VisionWare Sistemas de Informação SA, Thales Communications and Security SA, Thales Services S.A.S, Hewlett Packard, ELTA Solutions Ltd, Gabinete Nacional de Segurança, Regia Autonoma de Transport Bucuresti, Ministry Of National Defence - Greece, Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology - DBI.
CyberROAD surveys on cybercrime. The project will draw a roadmap for cyber security research
CyberROAD is a project funded by the European Commission, that will identify current and future issues in the fight against Cyber crime and cyber terrorism in order to draw a roadmap for cyber security research. European citizens can contribute to this work through a series of 3 surveys. The initial survey targets basic aspects of citizens' relationship with cybercrime, either personally or through their work. Please note the survey is anonymous and providing contact data is entirely optional
Surveys on Cybercrime