Critical-Chains is a 3-year research and innovation programme funded with the support of the European Commission Horizon 2020 Programme with a focus on IOT & Blockchain-Enabled Security Framework for Fintech Integrated New Generation Cyber-Physical Systems to support the Financial Sector. The Critical-Chains Consortium represents a strong chemistry of relevant expertise and an inclusive set of stakeholders comprising end-users (customers), CERTS, the financial sector (Banks & CCPs) and the Insurance sector.
FINSEC is a Security Innovation project co-Funded by the European Commission in the scope of the H2020 Programme, whose aims are to develop, demonstrate and bring to market an integrated, collaborative and predictive approach to the security of critical infrastructures in the financial sector. Joining efforts of security experts, IT experts and financial organizations, FINSEC will introduce, implement and validate a novel reference architecture for integrated physical and cyber security of critical infrastructures, which will enable handling of dynamic, advanced and asymmetric attacks, while at the same time boosting financial organizations’ compliance to security standards and regulations. Also, as a result, FINSEC will provide a blueprint for the next generation security systems for the critical infrastructures of the financial sector.
The FIN-TECH project financed under the EU’s Horizon 2020 funding scheme, builds a fintech risk management platform, which measures risks to make fintech innovations sustainable. A platform that provides shared risk management solutions that automatizes compliance of Fintech companies (RegTech) and, at the same time, increases the efficiency of supervisory activities (SupTech).
The main objective of the project will be achieved by creating a knowledge exchange hub which will eventually, in the future, lead to a sandbox research laboratory aimed at developing and testing common fintech risk management models.
The project network includes 1) 24 research partners, who will develop the models; 2) the international regulators (FSB, BIS, IMF, OECD, EC, EBA, ESMA, EIOPA, ECB), who will prioritise the models; 3) the national supervisors of all EU countries, who will be trained in suptech workshops; 4) European fintech hubs, whose fintechs will be trained in regtech workshops; 5) European banks and advisory board members, who will validate the developed models.
PRIViLEDGE is a H2020 project that aims to increase the trustworthiness of European ICT services and products and the competitiveness of the European cryptography industry. PRIViLEDGE focuses on enhancing strong cryptographic solutions for privacy in distributed ledgers. The results from PRIViLEDGE are demonstrated through four ledger-based use-cases: (1) verifiable online voting with ledgers, (2) distributed ledger for health insurance, (3) university diploma record ledger, and (4) update mechanism for Cardano stake-based ledgers.
CyberSec4Europe is designing, testing and demonstrating potential governance structures for a future European Cybersecurity Competence Network using best practice examples derived from concepts like CERN as well the expertise and experience of partners.
CyberSec4Europe is working towards harmonising the journey from the development of software components that fit the requirements identified by a set of short- and long-term roadmaps, leading to a series of consequent recommendations. These are tied to the project’s real-world demonstration use cases that address cybersecurity challenges within the vertical sectors of digital infrastructure, finance, government and smart cities, healthcare and transportation.