Security and privacy requirements engineering identify security and privacy risks, accordingly, in software in the early stages of the development cycle in order to prevent such risks. Our work is related to the elicitation of security and privacy requirements and the development of modeling languages and processes for designing secure and privacy-aware systems in various environments like cloud computing, Internet of Things, etc.
As many users with different background of knowledge use technologies, it is important to ensure their security and privacy, providing usable systems to use them comfortably. Our work is related to the identification and modeling of the set of security and privacy requirements in a combination with usability requirements. This combination fortifies security, privacy and usability issues in systems, used by various categories of users.
Cloud forensics deals with the intersection between cloud computing and network forensic analysis. Our work in this developing research area is related to the design and development of specific forensics requirements regarding the unique characteristics, the different services and the deployment models of cloud computing in order to provide an integrated framework and assist cloud forensic investigations.
Adaptive Security and Privacy deals with the adaptation of software capabilities regarding users' needs. This adaptation supports users to manage their privacy requirements and provides secure software that fortify these requirements. Our work is related to the re-consideration of software engineering concerning such issues.
Social informatics deals with the examination of social aspects concerning information technologies. Our work is related to the innovative study and research field in modern Information Society, regarding the addressed challenges deriving from the fundamental changes and the rapid adjustments implied in social and cultural practices due to IT usage, aiming to provide.
ICCS project ID: 63098500
Budget: 3.8 million Euros
Modern vehicles are becoming increasingly capable of establishing connectivity that allows the rich-information exchange between them and road infrastructure units. The so-called 'connected-vehicles' paradigm can bring-about an enormous potential towards safer transportation only if the involved security needs against a variety of 'new' threats are confidently satisfied.
The H2020 SAFERtec project (01/2017-12/2019) seeks to in-depth explore the involved vulnerabilities of connected vehicles, apply innovative techniques for attack modeling, experimentally validate the quantification of security assurance levels and also contribute to relevant standards. With a total budget of 3.8 million Euros funded by the European Commission, 9 partners of industrial, SME and academic profile coming from 6 different countries join their expertise to contribute to the vision of introducing a security assurance framework tailored for future networked vehicular technology.
ICCS serves as the project's coordinator and holds a leading role in the development of an online toolkit that will realize the proposed assurance framework as well as the dissemination of the SAFERtec achievements and actively participate in modeling (e.g., use cases definition) and software development tasks (e.g., smartphone apps).
Budget: 20.000 Euros
Partners: Municipality of Lesvos, University of the Aegean
In the operation of the Municipality of Lesvos there are hundreds of procedures concerning the Organization's functions, either
internal or external and have to do with the relation between the Municipality of Lesvos and the users. These processes need to be studied and recorded in order to provide reliable information, that is important to the City of Lesvos Management during the decision making process, as well as to the continuous improvement of the provided services.
In this direction, the simplification of the existing procedures of the Municipality's services is scheduled, with the ultimate goal of improving the administrative operation of Lesvos municipal services while leading to the design and implementation of a quality assurance system.
Duration: From 12/07/2017 to 09/08/2017
Budget: 38.000 Euros
As part of the project “Three-dimensional high-resolution mapping of the affected area of Vrisa from the Lesvos earthquake on 12/06/2017”, the laboratory PrivaSI- "Privacy Engineering and Social Informatics" undertook the anonymization of the project’s dataset, as detailed below.
1) Ground images, taken with camera
2) Three-dimensional models produced by scanning with a 3-dimensional laser scanner
3) Three-dimensional models produced by photogrammetry
4) Photos, taken from manned aerial media