ISEC Research Group

QM412,

University of Greenwich,

Old Royal Naval College,

London, UK

SE109LS

Tel: +44 (0)20 8331 9612

email: g.loukas at gre.ac.uk

 

Projects

H2020, 2018-2021

Budget: 5M Euro (UoG: 270K Euro)

CUREX: seCUre and pRivate hEalth data eXchange

 

The Health sector’s increasing dependence on digital information and communication infrastructures renders it vulnerable to threats to privacy and cybersecurity, especially as the theft of health data has become particularly lucrative for cyber criminals. At the same time, a breach of integrity of health data can have dramatic consequences for the patients affected. CUREX addresses comprehensively the protection of the confidentiality and integrity of health data by producing a novel, flexible and scalable situational awareness-oriented platform. It allows a healthcare provider to assess the realistic cybersecurity and privacy risks they are exposed to and suggest mathematically optimal strategies for addressing these risks with safeguards tailored specifically for each business case and application.

Team: Dr. Manos Panaousis (P.I.), Dr. George Loukas (co-I)

 

RISE, 2018-2022

Budget: 1.6M Euro 

SECONDO: a Security ECONomics service platform for smart security investments and cyber insurance pricing in the beyonD 2020 networking era

In light of the evolving threat landscape, SECONDO has the ambition to overcome the large amount of uncertainty about: a) the scale of cyber risk to businesses, especially for SMEs; b) the Return on Investment of managing and mitigating the risks; and c) the estimation of cyber insurance exposure and related insurance premiums. SECONDO will provide new insights into the nature of next generation security economics tools and platforms. The main innovation of SECONDO is the research and development of an innovative data-driven platform that supports all relevant stakeholders in making optimal, risk-based and industry-specific cyber security investment decisions. 

Team: Dr. Manos Panaousis (P.I.)

 

H2020, 2019-2022

Budget: 6.3M Euro (UoG: 250K Euro)

C4IIoT: Cybersecurity 4.0 - Protecting the Industrial Internet of Things

 

C4IIoT will build and demonstrate a novel and unified Industrial IoT cyber security framework for malicious and anomalous behaviour anticipation, detection, mitigation and end-user informing. Our role is to equip the framework with the ability to decide dynamically where to process the security-relevant data it collects in a manner that takes into account the performance, energy and security of the system.

Team: Dr. Georgia Sakellari (P.I.), Dr. George Loukas (co-I)

 

H2020, 2018-2021

Budget: 2.94M Euro (UoG: 512K Euro)

EUNOMIA: User-oriented, secure, trustful and decentralised social media

For digital space threats that focus on deceiving a human, it is often the case that the human is much better placed at spotting them than a computer system would ever be. The argument against is always that the human sensor can be unreliable, but the degree of reliability can be predicted for each user, and very often the human sensor is the only sensor. In EUNOMIA, we aim to demonstrate convincingly the usefulness of the human-as-a-sensor paradigm in relation to information trustworthiness in social media. By providing the right tools, infrastructure and conditions, EUNOMIA will help social media users take ownership of the disinformation problem.

Team: Dr. George Loukas (project coordinator and P.I.), Ryan Heartfield (WP4 leader), Dr. Georgia Sakellari (co-I)

 

SecureHajj

British Council GSIKE, 2018-2019

Budget: 42K GBP (UoG: 20K GBP)

SecureHajj

We develop a framework for providing Hajj and Umrah services to pilgrims, their family members, Hajj agencies, municipality, governments, health institutions and emergency handling agencies in an automated, real-time and contextually relevant manner, allowing to be in touch with a subset of their community of interest. We develop a proof of concept implementation leveraging the spatio-temporal multimedia sensory data captured by an existing framework of ours to define and share users' contexts. We utilise Blockchain technology in the form of the permissioned ledger paradigm as a key component of the decentralised security provision of the framework.

Team: Dr. George Loukas (project coordinator and P.I.), Yasmine Arafa (co-I), Sameet Sidhu

 

EPSRC CHIST-ERA, 2016-2019

Budget: 1M Euro (UoG: 277K Euro)

Cocoon: Emotion psychology meets cyber-physical security in IoT smart homes

We interweave innovations in two distinctly different disciplines to understand and improve security of home IoT technology: emotion psychology and cyber security. We produce an understanding of the psychology of IoT users, assess risks in current and future IoT systems, and formulate provisions for the design and integration of user-centric IoT in tomorrow’s homes. We put the user at the center of the IoT landscape of technology: By combining expertise in emotion psychology, value-sensitive design, cyber security, network communication and real-time big data analytics we create a framework that adapts to user profiles, empowering them to make the right decisions for a safe IoT environment.

Team: Dr. George Loukas (P.I.), Dr. Avgoustinos Filippoupolitis (co-I), Dr. Ryan Heartfield, Dr. Anatolij Bezemskij

 

H2020, 2015-2018

Budget: 4.3M Euro (UoG: 335K Euro)

TRILLION: Trusted Citizen-LEA collaboration over social networks 

TRILLION developed an innovative socio-technical platform to foster effective collaboration between citizens and law-enforcement agencies. To achieve this, TRILLION provides multiple channels for incident discovery, prediction, reporting and interaction. Citizens will have the choice of using existing social networks or directly reporting incidents via native mobile applications. Through such reporting via the TRILLION platform, law-enforcement agencies will be able to detect incidents more efficiently, with information collected used to detect and respond to unfolding security situations in real time. It employs a wide range of geo-location technologies, including those that enhance incident reporting in confined spaces, such as shopping malls, cinema complexes, event areas and stadiums. Our role was the development of software tools and techniques for establishing the cyber-trustworthiness of the information shared via TRILLION.

Team: Dr. George Loukas (P.I.), Prof. Liz Bacon (co-I), Prof. Lachlan Mackinnon (co-I), Edward Phillips (co-I), Dr. Avgoustinos Filippoupolitis (co-I), Dr. Syed Sadiqur Rahman, William Oliff, David Kananda, Adam Klosowski, Domenico Galimi