Press Release – Project Closing

The H2020 IoTAC project has been successfully completed

The consortium of industrial actors, research groups and academia from seven European countries designed and implemented a security platform for IoT architectures.


31. August 2023 – The Security by Design IoT Development and Certificate Framework with Front-end Access Control (IoTAC) project has reached its goals and came to an end with the successful completion of its four demonstration programs.

The project implemented an IoT security platform comprising the combination of multiple, flexibly configurable security modules – access control, attack detection, honeypot, runtime monitoring system, data repository & dashboard, and an internet gateway – and validated its operation and performance in four close-to-real-life pilot operations. The pilots have been organized in different industry and consumer domains – Prosumer cell, Connected car, Drone operation, and Smart home – to be able to assess the platform performance and limitations under various conditions and requirements.

The pilots have set numerous KPIs comprising security and performance metrics. The goal was to measurably increase the protection of the service environment without compromising the operational performance of the services. After a number of iterations all the modules and the combined platform not only met but exceeded the original expectations and during the course of actions the architecture and related integration requirements have also been substantially simplified.

After the successful completion of the project, the consortium partners will continue improving the technology and will jointly exploit the project results with the support of the IoTAC Association – formed by the project partners – that will coordinate all related activities.

Project Key Facts

Full Name: IOTAC: Security by Design IOT Development and Certificate Framework with Frontend Access Control
Contract No.: H2020 – 952684
Start date: 01 September 2020
Duration: 36 months
EU Contribution: € 5 million
Coordinator: Atos Hungary Ltd

Project Partners

Airbus Defence & Space SAS

Deutsche Telekom Security GmbH
QuanTag IT Solutions GmbH
Technische Universität Berlin

Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas

Atos Hungary Ltd.
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
SafePay Systems Ltd.


Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics

Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation
Kaspersky Lab S.L.

Tamás Nagy
Atos Hungary Ltd.

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