Objectives

The objective of this work package is to coordinate the project communication and dissemination activities to raise public awareness of SOTER and widely disseminate the project developments and findings.

Description of Work

  • Develop a detailed communication and dissemination plan to ensure that information on SOTER’s activities and solutions are shared with the appropriate target audiences, channels and timelines
  • Establish an online and media presence for the project via the website, social media and videos
  • Publish scientific results through academic journal articles and participation in third-party events, such as academic conferences, industry expos and networking events
  • Develop synergies with other relevant national, European and international projects
  • Organise a final event to gather lead-users, experts, industry and potential clients in order to publicise the SOTER platform and demonstrate the results of the project

Objectives

In this work package the general aspects related to cybersecurity and cyber threats will be analysed, but from a “human perspective”, focusing on the human factor and the behavioural patterns that can represent cybersecurity threats.

Description of Work

  • Mapping and understanding human factors in effective cyber-security
  • Conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment + (PIA+) to ensure that SOTER and its tools adopt an ethics-, data protection- and privacy-by-design approach

Objectives

This work package focuses on the financial sector, in particular on how to help participants share information in a secure way through the use of a cloud platform for an improved digital onboarding system.

Description of Work

  • Set up the SOTER onboarding platform and integrate the new technologies and solutions
  • Assess risks and countermeasures to protect the platform in order to adhere with NIS Directive
  • Identify the critical aspects necessary to ensure security in the SOTER blockchain technology
  • Develop a public-private blockchain hybrid architecture for the secure storage and transfer of digital identities
  • Analyse the potential security issues and prepare an “incident response plan” for the platform
  • Audit the platform to assess efficacy of the countermeasures in place

Objectives

This work package deals with two different kind of pilots: one is devoted to the deployment of the technology developed in the previous WPs in real settings (case of pilot #1) and the second one is devoted to cybersecurity awareness training (case of pilot #2).

Description of Work

  • Define use cases objectives (case of pilot #1) and define the training itinerary (case of pilot #2)
  • Set up pilots and carry out on-field tests to guarantee all features are functioning correctly
  • Monitor pilot functionality
  • Assess the impact on a user’s perceived privacy confidence and user experience
  • Ensure that pilots meet all legal requirements and legislations both on the European level, including data management, as well as on the national level

Objectives

The main objective of this work package is to evaluate current cybersecurity threats and also future trends with the aim of planning measures to avoid and solve them.

Description of Work

  • Provide knowledge on how security incidents should be addressed to comply with all European regulations
  • Creating a basis for further standardisation work in cybersecurity with a focus on the human factor
  • Draft a Common European Security Reporting Methodology (CESRM) to report incidents adhering with European law
  • Organise a workshop to bring together standardisation, certification experts and end-users in the finance sector to further current standardisation work in this field and promote good practice and common standards

Objectives

This work package is focused on providing useful training tools and actions to the key players in the finance sector in order to improve their skills and awareness towards cybersecurity issues.

Description of Work

  • Develop a Competence Catalogue and define the essential competencies for responding to cybersecurity threats and attacks
  • Carry out hands-on training actions for bank employees
  • Carry out hands-on training actions for new key players, such as Third-Party Providers (TPPs)
  • Conduct masterclasses in cybersecurity training on “Managing cybersecurity, privacy and data protection risks in financial organisations”
  • Develop a Digital Training Handbook for cybersecurity competencies

Objectives

The objective of this work package is to coordinate the project communication and dissemination activities to raise public awareness of SOTER and widely disseminate the project developments and findings.

Description of Work

  • Develop a detailed communication and dissemination plan to ensure that information on SOTER’s activities and solutions are shared with the appropriate target audiences, channels and timelines
  • Establish an online and media presence for the project via the website, social media and videos
  • Publish scientific results through academic journal articles and participation in third-party events, such as academic conferences, industry expos and networking events
  • Develop synergies with other relevant national, European and international projects
  • Organise a final event to gather lead-users, experts, industry and potential clients in order to publicise the SOTER platform and demonstrate the results of the project

 

Objectives

The main objective of this work package is to ensure the sustainability of the project and maximise its impact by contributing to the market uptake of the project results.

Description of Work

  • Develop an Exploitation and business plan to ensure a successful uptake of the project outcomes
  • Define IPR and Innovation Management Plans
  • Develop an Integrated Technology Roadmap of the SOTER Solution to enable users to use the platform and obtain maximum benefit from the solution