CAPITAL: Cyber security research Agenda for Privacy and Technology challenges

The project aims to deliver an integrated research and innovation agenda for Cyber security and privacy guided by the knowledge and experience of a highly experienced and qualified consortium.

Cyber security is a growing concern worldwide with cloud Computing, smart grids, social networks, and Voice over IP telephony as key target domains. Europe’s interests, sensitivities, and commitment to liberal values in Cyber security and privacy are not necessarily aligned to those of other leading world actors.

This Research Agenda will identify the major challenges and future trends, reveal research gaps, and will identify and recommend detailed practical research approaches to address these gaps through strategies that are aligned to real-world needs.

CAPITAL has been built around two pillars: coordinate European R&D efforts in the cyber security domain and jointly address research and innovation within an Integrated Research & Innovation Agenda. The project will therefore cover two sub-bullets of the call objective.

It's proposed by a strong consortium gathering nine representatives from leading Industries - as Engineering - and Research Organisations, well positioned in the cyber security domain in terms of networking, expertise and market outreach.

CAPITAL complements the CYSPA project started on October 2012, also coordinated by EOS which aims at defining an overall strategy and creating a community of solution providers, researchers and end-users to enhance the industrial community to protect itself from cyber-disruptions and support the European elaboration of regulations to enhance the overall protection level.