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June 11, 2020

Securing Machine Learning

The advancements in Artificial Intelligence and machine learning have produced a drastic change in the organization of many systems, services, and the society itself. Machine learning has become one of the main components for many systems and applications that leverage the huge amount of data collected from many different sources,...

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June 4, 2020

How to build a Next Generation Intrusion Detection System: Who has the answer?

Stand of the art approaches to detect malware in networks are based on detecting them by an analysis of pattern in a network stream. But what is, if the malware has slipped through all security controls, uses encryption and is commanded and controlled by a human or artificial intelligence? Next...

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May 28, 2020

Cybersecurity in the financial sector: knowing your enemy

The financial sector is one of the most critical and sensitive sectors. Cybercriminals look to exploit it for large amounts of money and financial information. The attacks range from exploiting any vulnerability (digital or physical) to take profit by means of extortion, theft, fraud and impersonation. Moreover, the financial sector...

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May 20, 2020

The causal loops of online trust, user behavior and misinformation

From establishing simple connections online, through enabling e-commerce and risky transactions, to conducting online voting, trust has come to serve the online communities the very same purpose it serves the traditional world: facilitator of our online presence and interactions, of community building and, ultimately, enabler of democracy. In contrast, misinformation...

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May 14, 2020

A few words about EuroSec2020

One of the targets of CONCORDIA is to build a European Secured, Resilient and Trusted Networked Ecosystem and also create and promote excellent academic research, as well as producing excellent papers for scientific journals, conferences and workshops. Within this context CONCORDIA also supports a number of conferences and workshops by...

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May 7, 2020

Enhancing Hardware Security in IoT/Embedded Systems

In an ever-expanding and fully connected world of device-centric solutions, a significant amount of IoT/Embedded systems has been deployed in a plethora of environments. This adaptation of the recent advancements of the technological field in Embedded systems these recent years can be evaluated as quite hasty, focusing mainly on performance...

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April 30, 2020

Covid-19 crisis and cybersecurity: Transforming the threat to an opportunity

In our more-than-ever interconnected world, we are quite aware that cyber crises cannot be contained in one’s borders, and there is a similar case with this health-related crisis. Day by day, it becomes obvious that dealing with the covid-19 crisis, follows the same lifecycle as dealing with a cyber crisis...

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April 23, 2020

Dutch Anti-DDoS Coalition: lessons learned and the way forward

Increasing the Netherlands’ DDoS resilience together, part III of III In parts I and II of this blog series, we introduced the concept of the Dutch Anti-DDoS Coalition and described the status of one of its pillars, the DDoS clearing house. Today, we’ll discuss the lessons we’ve learned and how...

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April 16, 2020

Setting up a national DDoS clearing house

Increasing the Netherlands’ DDoS resilience together, part II of III Last week, we spoke about the Dutch Anti-DDoS Coalition, how it came about and its goal of realising a cooperative DDoS mitigation strategy by using a combination of five instruments. This week, we’ll take a closer look at one of...

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April 9, 2020

Increasing the Netherlands’ DDoS resilience together

First lessons learned from setting up a national anti-DDoS initiative, part I of III The Dutch Anti-DDoS Coalition is a national consortium of seventeen organisations from various sectors (e.g. ISPs, banks, government agencies and law enforcement) committed to fighting DDoS attacks together. In this series of three blogs, we’ll first...

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