Making Cybersecurity more Responsible
16th Jul 2021Cybersecurity has become more and more critical for the functioning of our society. Cybersecurity measures, however, may come at the expense of other interests and values. This is problematic since those who decide on security measures in politics, industry and law enforcement don’t have the same interests and priorities as those who are finally affected by them, namely citizens and companies. Researchers and engineers implementing cyber security measures may have their ideas and priorities. ...
SPARTA organized Summer School on the relationship between cybersecurity and privacy
12th Jul 2021SPARTA and CyberSec4Europe are involved in the organisation of the 16th Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management, which will take place in August 2021. This Summer School is a joint effort together with IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing and its working groups on Social Accountability and Cybersecurity.
The topic of the Summer School is “It’s complicated: Exploring the complex relationship between cybersecurity, privacy, and other liberties”. These relatio...
More efficient information gathering from DNS servers
7th Jul 2021author: Ladislav Lhotka
translation: Petra Raszková
Since the end of January 2021, all authoritative DNS servers operated by CZ.NIC association collect information about DNS transactions (queries and responses) using the new standard format Compacted-DNS (C-DNS).
Its specification is incorporated in RFC 8618. For the process of data gathering is used DNS Probe software developed in CZ.NIC labs in cooperation with FIT VUT in Brno. This completed approximately a half-year phase of transition...
SPARTA Data Sharing Infrastructure
24th Jun 2021Data sharing is one of the key aspects of building a comprehensive cybersecurity concept within the T-SHARK programme. Shared cyber incident-related data, extracted using different technological tools; structured contextual information from different sources makes it possible to connect separate events, better understand targets and build situation awareness in the whole ecosystem.
The specially developed SPARTA Data Sharing infrastructure consists of the integration of two main existing sh...
ROUNDATABLE: “From education, going through the R&D&i, towards the Intelligent Company”
17th Jun 2021Last week the “VI National Cybersecurity Research Days” conference (https://2021.jnic.es/programa) was held in Spain, in which Ana Ayerbe from TECNALIA presented SPARTA in a roundtable organised by the Spanish Chapter of the Women4Cyber initiative.
The roundtable covered the different issues related to the cybersecurity supply chain, starting with the education needs to cover the talent gap, going through the different efforts in the Research and Development area, to finalise with the techno...
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria & SPARTA Cybersecurity Curricula Designer
7th Jun 2021Today we are happy to share with you that, within the context of the Go Cyber with SPARTA campaign, promoted by WP12 – Dissemination and Communication – and leveraged by WP9 – Cybersecurity Training and Awareness, SPARTA has delivered a workshop on how to successfully design and implement a bachelor study program on cybersecurity to the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC).
The first session of the workshop started off with a brief presentation of the SPARTA project, the *Go Cybe...
pz → Python instead of Bash
7th May 2021author: Edvard Rejthar
translation: Petra Raszková
I would like to present you the pz utility as pythonize, intended for a command line user with knowledge of Python. Current Linux distributions have many efficient tools for input processing at their disposal. But have you ever wished that you could use Python syntax instead?
Do you often browse through the manual, and trying to find out how do those switches for formatting behave? Do you find the Bash source code difficult to read? The...
A First Look at Android Applications in Google Play related to Covid-19
29th Apr 2021The APKcovid work aims at evaluating the security and efficiency of covid tracing applications, to ensure that these applications limit themselves to the purpose of contact tracing and do not intrude into user privacy by accessing unnecessary information available in the smartphone.
Paper available at: https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.11002
To appear in Springer Empirical Software Engineering, 2021
VACSINE - Security remediation at the Edge
25th Apr 2021Vacsine provides a lightweight security orchestration, automation and response tool to deploy on the fly security policies to respond to changing operating conditions and active threats.
APProver tool: providing a security evaluation of apps
22nd Apr 2021The APProver tool aims at providing a security evaluation of apps embedded in smartphones, to verify compliance with security policies and do not include malware.