SecurIST

Project Overview


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SecurIST has driven the creation of the strategic research agenda for ICT Security and Dependability R&D beyond 2010. SecurIST provided support to cooperation, dissemination, awareness, and foresights to the knowledge base of existing ICT Security and Dependability projects and people in the FP6 work programme. SecurIST achieved these goals through the establishment and efforts of a European ICT Security & Dependability Taskforce (STF). This taskforce will be constituted and co-ordinated through the SecurIST project, which  acted as the Secretariat and Steering committee of the Taskforce as well as core members. The STF was comprised of both technologists working in Working groups and also an Advisory board who assisted the STF in the direction and promotion of it’s valuable work.

Project Achievements


The SecurIST project, as a coordination activity, brought cohesion to security projects within the IST framework and helped to foster a common and collective set of objectives for promoting early development, deployment and awareness of security networks and solutions.

From the projects/researcher perspective, the thematic activity  assisted in:

* Maximising take-up and exploitation of results through exposure in wider forums.
* Establishing synergies between research activities in ICT Security Research, both across IST projects and others.
* Sharing of best practice and lessons learnt – removing the need to reinvent wheels
* Identification of obstacles to deployment (market, infrastructure, awareness, etc)
* Accessibility to a wider user platform for take-up and awareness (feedback cycle)
* Contributing to the definition of follow-on research within a wider framework.

The TSSG key role in this project was as the Coordinator and the Work package leader for the following Work packages – WP1. Project Management, WP2. European ICT Security and Dependability Task Force Establishment and Co-ordination and WP4. Dissemination and Use.

WP1. Project Management. Waterford Institute of Technology are the project coordinators of SecurIST. In WP1, WIT organised three face-to-face meetings for the project members. For the Kick off meeting, the Project handbook first draft was made available for the partners. The Handbook documents the procedures to be adopted for effective management of the SecurIST Project. The handbook contains project management structure and procedures, partner contact information, document review and submission procedures, procedures for dispute resolution and reporting procedures. As part of WP1, WIT successfully initiated the project and established and maintains effective communications between project partners. The European Commission has been particularly involved in this project due to the nature of the project so it has taken a good deal of Management time for this perspective. In February 2005, Jim Clarke joined the Waterford Institute of Technology and works primarily along with the Project Manager Dr. Willie Donnelly full time on the SecurIST project.

WP2. European ICT Security and Dependability Task Force Establishment and Co-ordination. WIT were the leaders of this Workpackage and were very pro-active here. They organised two very successful convening Workshops.

in a period where only one was expected and have recruited a significant number of experts to join the Initiatives via the STF Web portal. A full listing of the STF members up to 15 th April can be found in D2.2 Convening’s of the Task Force – Report of the 2 nd Workshop held on 19 th April 2005 . In this WP, WIT have began initiating alignment with other European and Global initiatives such as ENISA, eMobility platform, NESSI Software and Services platform, Ipv6 TaskForce, BioSec, Critical Information Infrastructure Research Co-ordination (CI 2RCO) and GST (e-Safety). In addition, WIT have presented the SecurIST project to Workshop on Security organised by the Irish The Security Research Network ( Serenity).

WP3. ICT Security & Dependability Research Strategy beyond 2010. WIT have spearheaded the elaboration of the Strategic research agenda by listening very closely to the initiatives personnel and the speakers at the Workshops and capturing these messages into very thorough Workshop reports in a cumulative fashion. In addition, the roadmap for the next steps was clearly mapped out at the second Workshop. The strategy is to continue to r ecruit experts in each of the initiatives as required and d evelop a vision (top-down approach) and identify what we have and identify gaps (bottom-up approach from IST projects and other experts). The next step will be to develop documents for comments (DFCs) to obtain concensus on the framework taking into account relationships and dependencies with other initiatives in order to build a consistent framework to recommend the European Research priorities.

 

Referred Academic Papers:

2005

J. Clarke, IST-SecurIST – Co-ordinating the development of a Strategic Research Agenda for Security and Dependability R&D – Security research framework for Europe – Empowering the citizen. EAPC/PfP Workshop on Critical Infrastructure Protection & Civil Engineering Planning: Interdependencies and Vulnerabilities of Energy, Transportation and Communication (paper and presentation), 22-24th September 2005, Zurich, Switzerland. repositoryPublications2005EAPCPfPEAPCPfP_Clarke_final.pdf

J. Clarke, W. Fitzgerald, Strategic Research Agenda for Security and Dependability in R&D, Information Security Solutions Europe (ISSE) 2005 (paper and presentation), 27-29th September 2005, Budapest, Hungary.

repositoryPublications2005ISSEISSE2005_Clarke_Fitzgerald_final.pdf

W. Fitzgerald, J. Clarke, Co-ordinating the development of a Strategic Research Agenda for Security and Dependability R&D, eChallenges 2005, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 19-21st October 2005 (presentation slot only)

repositoryPublications2005eChallengeseChallenges_Clarke_Slides.ppt

J. Clarke, W. Fitzgerald, SecurIST: Co-ordinating the development of a Strategic Research Agenda for Security and Dependability R&D, 2005 IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (paper and presentation ), 11-14th October 2005, Gran Canaria Spain.

repositoryPublications2005IEEE_Carnahan2005_IEEE_Carnahan_Clarke_et_al.pdf

Presentations

2005

W. Donnelly, SecurIST Inaugural Workshop, 18th January 2005, Brussels

J. Clarke, Presentation to Serenity – Irish Security Network, Dublin, February 2005.

W. Donnelly, M. Ponce de Leon, Jim Clarke, SecurIST 2nd Workshop, Brussels, 19th April 2005.

J.Clarke, GST Security and Privacy Workshop, Brussels, 8-9th June 2005.

J.Clarke, European VPN Forum Chair, presented SecurIST project as part of concluding remarks. 17th June 2005.

repositoryPublications2005EUVPNForumVPNForum_Clarke_slides

J.Clarke, CIIP Workshop, Munich, Germany, 30th June 2005.

J. Clarke, Security-Zone Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, 21-22 Sept. 2005.

repositoryPublications2005Security-ZoneSecurityZone_Clarke_slides.pdf

J. Clarke, EAPC/PfP (Euro Atlantic Pacific Conference) on Critical Infrastructure Protection & Civil Engineering Planning: Interdependencies and Vulnerabilities of Energy, Transportation and Communication (paper and presentation), 22-24th September 2005, Zurich, Switzerland. repositoryPublications2005EAPCPfPEAPCPfP_Clarke_slides.pdf

J. Clarke, Information Security Solutions Europe (ISSE) 2005, 27-29th September 2005, Budapest, Hungary.

repositoryPublications2005ISSEISSE2005_Clarke_Fitzgerald_slides.ppt

W. Fitzgerald, 2005 IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (paper and presentation ), 11-14th October 2005, Gran Canaria Spain.

repositoryPublications2005IEEE_Carnahan2005_IEEE_Carnahan_Fitzgerald_et_al.ppt

2004

W. Donnelly, Security and Dependability Networking Session, IST 2004, The Hague, November 2004.

J. Clarke, IST Security and Dependability Workshop, December 2004, Brussels.

General Publicity

2005

ECN Newsletter. Invited article for the ECN Autumn Newsletter.

repositoryPublications2005ECN_NewsletterECN_Clarke_et_al_final.pdf

eChallenges 2005. Distributed a flyer on SecurIST. Can be found at  repositoryPublications2005eChallengeseChallenges_Clarke_flyer.pdf

Input to TSSG Web site entitled TSSG Contributes to Information Infrastructure Research Co-ordination project can be found at http://www.tssg.org/archives/2005/09/tssg_contribute.html

CER 2005. Have an exhibition stand at CER 2005 being held in Brussels on 14-15th November 2005.

Funding


EU FP6.

Contact


Jim Clarke:  jclarke@tssg.org

or visit the TSSG website at http://www.tssg.org

or the SecurIST website http://www.ist-securist.org.

Tel: +353 719166628

Tel: +353 872323931

Fax: + 353 51 302901