The Members of the Board of the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) approved, on June 21, 2017, UBITECH’s application to become a full member of ECSO, a fully self-financed non-for-profit organisation under the Belgian law, established in June 2016. ECSO represents the industry-led contractual counterpart to the European Commission for the implementation of the Cyber Security contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP).
The main objective of ECSO is to support all types of initiatives or projects that aim to develop, promote, encourage European cybersecurity, and in particular to foster and protect from cyber threats the growth of the European Digital Single Market; to develop the cybersecurity market in Europe and the growth of a competitive cybersecurity and ICT industry, with an increased market position; and to develop and implement cybersecurity solutions for the critical steps of trusted supply chains, in sectoral applications where Europe is a leader.
UBITECH has expressed its interest to participate in the Working Groups concerning the standardisation, certification, labelling and supply chain management (WG1), the market deployment, investments and international collaboration (WG2), and the sectoral demand (WG3).
UBITECH is hosting the kick-off meeting, in Athens, Greece (July 5-6, 2017) of the MATILDA 5G-PPP Innovation Action, officially started on June 1st, 2017 – undertaking the scientific and technical leadership of the research project’s activities. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 761898) and spans on the period June 2017 – November 2019. The MATILDA project aims to deliver a novel holistic 5G end-to-end services operational framework tackling the overall lifecycle of design, development and orchestration of 5G-ready applications and 5G network services over programmable infrastructure, following a unified programmability model and a set of control abstractions. MATILDA aims to devise and realize a radical shift in the development of software for 5G-ready applications as well as virtual and physical network functions and network services, through the adoption of a unified programmability model, the definition of proper abstractions and the creation of an open development environment that may be used by application as well as network functions developers. Intelligent and unified orchestration mechanisms are going to be applied for the automated placement of the 5G-ready applications and the creation and maintenance of the required network slices.
Continue reading UBITECH undertakes the scientific and technical coordination of the MATILDA Innovation Action on 5G-ready applications orchestration over sliced programmable infrastructure
Having significant interest in the Argentine market, UBITECH is participating in the ELAN Network Argentina 2017 event, organized by the European & Latin American Technology Based Business Network (ELAN Network) in Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 27-28, 2017. This business networking event allows UBITECH to find new local and international partners and create strong networks and lasting relationships, generating new technology-based opportunities and consolidating existing ones with European and Argentine companies, as well as strategic alliances with a multiplier effect. The event will focus on the sectors of Renewable Energies, Industry 4.0 and ICT, which have great growth potential in Argentina, taking into account the potential to generate business and successful interactions between Argentine and European players.
UBITECH participates at the kick off meeting of the 5GTANGO 5G-PPP research project (co-funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020, with Grant Agreement H2020-761493), which takes place on June 21-22, 2017 at Barcelona, Spain. UBITECH teams up with a consortium of seventeen organizations across Europe, bringing together large industries, telecom companies, vendors, research institutes, universities and verticals, including ATOS, NEC, NOKIA, Altice Labs, Telefonica and Huawei, to put forth the flexible programmability of 5G networks so as to reduce time to market for networked services by shortening service development cycle and by qualifying network services to be adopted, to reduce entry barrier to third party developers and to support the creation and composition of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and application elements as “network services”.
Continue reading UBITECH kicks-off the 5GTANGO H2020 Innovation Action on Industry-specific 5G Network Services and Apps
UBITECH proudly supports the Hellenic Cyber Security Team‘s efforts at the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC), organised by ENISA, between 30-October/3-November 2017 in Malaga, Spain. The 2017 ECSC challenge is aimed at identifying new talent – by having national teams compete in a Cyber Security Challenge. In particular, the top cyber talents from each country meet to network and collaborate and finally compete against each other to determine which country has the best cyber talents. To find out which country’s team is the best, contestants have to solve security related tasks from domains such as web security, mobile security, crypto puzzles, reverse engineering and forensics and collect points for solving them.
The Hellenic Cyber Security team that will compete in the 2017 ECSC challenge grand finals will be assembled after the qualification round, held on June 3-4, which determined the top 10 cyber security talents in Greece. The team will compete in the Challenge 2017 finals, held in Malaga.
As part of a team of five organizations with strong background and interest in 5G research and experimentation, UBITECH supports the launch of the athens.5Glink initiative with the aim to enable, in an integrated large-scale end-to-end testbed, the experimentation on 5G and future network technologies. Athens5Glink will be openly accessible to the 5G community for real-life demonstration, validation and assessment of cutting-edge technologies.
UBITECH, in strong collaboration with the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, the Municipality of Egaleo, COSMOTE and ORION Innovations, proceeds with the establishment of a neutral infrastructure, able to accommodate a multitude of vendors and technologies.
Athens5Glink will be presented, for the its time, at the 26th European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC’2017) that takes place at June 12-15, 2017 in Oulu, Finland. For more info, please download the athens.5Glink brochure or visit the initiative’s website.
A scientific paper entitled “Data Aggregation, Fusion and Recommendations for Strengthening Citizens Energy-aware Behavioural Profiles” has been co-authored by UBITECH and published at the Global IoT Summit 2017 and specifically at the Workshop on Energy Efficient Solutions based on IoT – EESIoT 2017 that is going to be held in Geneva at June 8, 2017. In this paper, ENTROPY platform, an IT ecosystem for supporting energy efficiency in buildings through behavioural change of the occupants is provided. The ENTROPY platform targets at providing a set of mechanisms for accelerating the adoption of energy efficient practices through the increase of the energy awareness and energy saving potential of the occupants. The platform takes advantage of novel sensor networking technologies for supporting efficient sensor data aggregation mechanisms, semantic web technologies for unified data representation, machine learning mechanisms for getting insights from the available data and recommendation mechanisms for providing personalised content to end users. These technologies are combined and provided through an integrated platform, targeting at leading to occupants’ behavioural change with regards to their energy consumption profiles.
As scientific and technical coordinator of the MATILDA 5G-PPP project and partner of the 5GTANGO 5G-PPP project, UBITECH participates at the kick-off meeting of the Phase 2 of the 5G-PPP projects that is organized by the European Commission at the 1st June in Brussels. In the meeting, short overview of all the starting projects is going to be provided followed by discussion with regards to potential collaboration among 5G-PPP projects and contribution to 5G working groups. In particular, UBITECH is going to present the MATILDA 5G-PPP project that regards the design and implementation of a holistic, innovative framework for the design, development and orchestration of 5G-ready applications and network services over sliced programmable infrastructure.
UBITECH is going to be present at Infosecurity Europe 2017 at London Olympia (June 6-8, 2017), demonstrating the new features of the OLISTIC Enterprise Risk Assessment framework. OLISTIC enables organizations to achieve all of the benefits possible from an enterprise risk management process. It features innovative smart automations that simplify time consuming tasks and allow organizations to focus on the important aspects of risk management, where expert thinking is required, producing meaning risk assessments and alternative risk mitigation strategies. OLISTIC possesses and constantly updates a state-of-the-art built-in knowledge base of threats, vulnerabilities, controls, risk scenarios, rules of propagation, risk assessment methodologies, reports and dashboards according to international standards, best practices, and worldwide experience.
We would like to invite you to meet us in person at the Stand K18 at Discovery Zone, and learn more about the multiple risk domains covered by OLISTIC – including information security, cybersecurity and privacy according to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Commission. Schedule your appointment now!
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The ENTROPY consortium successfully demonstrated the results of the 1st reporting period (first 18 months) during the first project review on 11th of May at the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) in Brussels. These results included the release (by UBITECH) of the first integrated version of the ENTROPY platform, as an IT ecosystem for supporting energy efficiency in buildings through behavioural change of the occupants. A set of novel mechanisms were demonstrated, including sensor data aggregation and homogenization mechanisms, data mining and real-time recommendation mechanisms, as well as mobile crowdsensing mechanisms. For more info, you may have a look at the introduction video of the ENTROPY concept or visit the project’s website.