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May 6, 2021

New DDoS classifiers for the DDoS Clearing House

We discuss new algorithms that we have developed to classify the traffic associated with multi-vector DDoS attacks. We have implemented the algorithms in the DDoS Clearing House, a system that enables operations teams across different organisations to collaboratively. Thus prepare for DDoS attacks by automatically sharing DDoS characteristics in the...

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April 29, 2021

DNS Resolvers and DDoS: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

DNS is one of the core components of the Internet infrastructure, but like any other service on the Internet, DNS is also misused in a set of Cyber attacks, from DNS cache poisoning, to DNS hijacking, to Reflection and Ampli fication (R&A) DDoS attacks. In a DNS-based R&A DDoS attack, DNS...

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April 21, 2021

Using the Data of the CONCORDIA Threat Intelligence Platform for Situational Awareness

To prevail in a situation of increasing incident numbers and sophistication of cyberattacks, it is important to share detailed information about current attacks. As detailed in a previous blog post [1], this task is performed by CONCORDIA's Threat Intelligence Platform consisting of the Incident Clearing House (ICH), a central MISP...

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April 9, 2021

Challenges for Secure and Trustworthy UAS Collaboration

Unoccupied aerial systems (UASs) are receiving growing attention. Thanks to their affordability, their use has been proposed in many domains, including agriculture, oil, gas, electricity utilities, safety, disaster management, and goods transportation. This increased popularity brings new challenges for air traffic management (ATM) and air traffic control (ATC), which are...

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March 19, 2021

Threats, Gaps and Challenges in the Era of COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed the way the world operates, the way we communicate, the mode of doing business and the functioning of governments resulting in an increased reliance over digital technologies and remote working[1]. One effect of this massive digital adoption was an increase in cyberattacks, which demonstrates the urgency and...

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March 12, 2021

Swedish National Cybersecurity Node for Accelerating Innovation and Research in Cybersecurity

CONCORDIA is building cybersecurity Competence Community in Europe, in order to retain and develop the cybersecurity technological and industrial capacities necessary to secure Digital Single Market, increase the competitiveness of the EU cybersecurity industry, and turn cybersecurity into a competitive advantage of other EU industries. Cybersecurity Competence Community is an...

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March 8, 2021

Women in Science, ICT and Cybersecurity

In 2015, 17 goals were adopted by the United Nations (UN) member states as a part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to cover the 15-year plan. Achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls is goal number 5 in the beforementioned agenda.[1] Over the past...

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February 26, 2021

Securing Eletric Mobility Charging Networks

H2020 Concordia work package 2 is composed by 4x Sector-Specific Pilots: Task T2.1: Telecom Sector Task T2.2: Finance Sector Task T2.3: Transport E-Mobility Sector Task T2.4: e-Heath Sector Related with T2.3 CRF and EFACEC are working together on a pilot project focused on the Security of the e-Charging Infrastructure. Nowadays...

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February 18, 2021

CONCORDIA Start-up Community: Where do we find the greatest hits of EU cybersecurity new wave?

We are getting closer and closer to accomplish the objective of pooling Europe's Cybersecurity expertise and implementing European Cybersecurity Competence Centre and Network. The new structure described in the legislative proposal would support all types of cybersecurity stakeholders, but there should be a special attention for start-ups. Nature of cybersecurity...

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February 3, 2021

Smart Home and remote health services

Health services in the European Economic Area (EEA) address many stakeholder, like round 1.8 million health professionals and 7.3 million nurses and midwives, working in thousands of hospitals and clinics in 27 Member States (MS). EEA counts 500+ million citizens and with this, potential patients. A huge IT-system is need...

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