New H2020 project SANCUS focusing on AI defence automation kicks off!

This project joins the forces of 15 partners from 8 European countries over the course of three years, where they will combine their industrial, technological and academic knowledge and expertise for the project’s unified aim of developing an “analySis softwAre scheme of uNiform statistiCal sampling, aUdit and defence proceSses”. The main concept draws on formalising the logic of cyber security and digital privacy by means of formulas, and fusing them into optimisation strategies to acquire optimum and dynamic defense recommendation, within the telecommunications network environment in real-time.

The proposed scheme resides on six unique engines, which combine modelling of the Internet of Things units, cutting-edge methods for automated firmware and software validation and verification, and innovative Artificial Intelligence driven game techniques for the automated optimisation of the control and trust of digital services.

Project coordinator is global high technology leader Thales Group, headquartered in Paris, France. At Thales, Dr. Hicham Khalife led the two-day seminar that started with a general overview and the expectations of SANCUS, whereafter each partner presented their own company and their role in the project. At the end of the presentations, open discussions took place that added value, as well as identified future plans for the sustained impact of the project’s outcome.

Following the fruitful kick-off, the implementation started immediately; where the partners have been meeting weekly online to discuss the roadmap for technical implementation, led by Dr. Dimitrios Klonidis the project Technical Manager, at UBITECH, Greece.

Updates and news will be frequently posted on the project’s website during the course of the project, which will last three years. More information about the project can be obtained from the project’s website

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952672.