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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April 4, 2020

Online User Tracking in Extreme Right and Left-Leaning Websites

In the era of mass Web monitoring, users are being tracked and their behavioral data collected and used, typically for ad-targeting purposes. The tracking happens when users visit a publisher (first-party) to consume content (e.g., news, video, music, etc.), but it is performed by third-party entities such as online trackers,...

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April 2, 2020

Can we trust Huawei? The need for Open Networking!

Nowadays we read in the media discussions whether or not to trust Huawei for our new 5G network. But isn’t this discussion focusing on the wrong question? Instead of questioning whether we can trust companies like Huawei, should we discuss whether we can trust 1) nation states, and 2) “boxes”...

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March 20, 2020

Stay secure during Home Office

Almost overnight, most companies had to severely limit physical access to their offices all over Europe. As more and more employees start working from home, connecting to their company network infrastructure, security becomes an immediate concern. Keeping IT systems up and running has never been more important than in this...

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March 12, 2020

Data as an Enabler

Main Priority Recently, Commissioner Breton stated the following: ‘As a European Commissioner, the question I've been probably asked the most in the last few weeks is: what is your priority? Is it 5G? Is it artificial intelligence? Is it industry? Services? Audiovisual? Tourism? Space? Defence? Obviously, all these topics are...

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