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By November 28, 2020February 9th, 2021News

New EU Research and Innovation Project IOTAC: Security by Design IoT Development and Certificate Framework with Frontend Access Control

The consortium of industrial actors, research groups and academia from 7 European countries focus on improving the resilience of IoT service environments.


September 15, 2020 – The tight collaboration of 13 European partners is looking to deliver a novel, secure and privacy-friendly IoT architecture that will facilitate the development and operation of more resilient IoT service environments.

The technologies to be implemented, comprising front-end access control, and multiple runtime security features including AI-based detection models, honeypots, checkpointing and monitoring system, all integrated into a secure gateway, will provision security countermeasures both at hardware and software level. The project will run for a period of three years and receives EUR 5 million in funding from the European Commission H2020 program.

The system is based on the security by design paradigm and the recommended guidelines and procedures cover the whole secure software development lifecycle from design through development and testing to assessment and certification.

Results of the project will be validated in four IoT use cases – industrial (remote terminal operation), consumer (smart home), automotive (autonomous car), and airborne (drone operation).

The consortium comprises all stakeholders of the IoT ecosystem, service operators, OEMs, technology providers, developers, security experts, as well as research and academic partners. The end-users will be involved by using a living lab environment.

The project is coordinated by Atos Hungary.

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.

Intrasoft International SA

Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics

Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation
Kaspersky Lab S.L.

Tamás Nagy
Atos Hungary Ltd.

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