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SIMARGL: Europe unites to combat malware and cyber attacks

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


SIVECO joins forces with 13 partners from 7 European countries to improve cyber attacks detection all over Europe

SIMARGL means Secure Intelligent Methods for Advanced Recognition of Malware and Stegomalware. The kick-off meeting of the three-year project was held in May at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany.

SIMARGL is a project co-funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 programme (Grant Agreement No. 833042), to combat the pressing problem of malware. It aims to tackle the new challenges in the cybersecurity field, including information hiding methods, network anomalies, stegomalware, ransomware and mobile malware.

SIMARGL will offer an integrated and validated toolkit improving European cyber security. The project will use breakthrough methods and algorithms to analyze the data from networks, such as concept drift detectors, advanced signal processing and transformations, lifelong learning intelligent systems (LLIS) approach, hybrid classifiers and deep learning, just to mention some techniques.

There are 14 partners from 7 European countries who unite their expertise and know-how for this project: FernUniversität in Hagen (the coordinator) and netzfactor GmbH from Germany, Airbus Cybersecurity SAS and Thales SIX GTS France from France, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, NUMERA S.p.a. and Pluribus-One from Italy, SIVECO Romania and RoEduNet (ARNIEC Agency) from Romania, Institute of International Relations from the Czech Republic, ITTI Sp. z o.o., Warsaw University of Technology and Orange Polska S.A. / Orange CERT from Poland, Stichting CUIng Foundation from the Netherlands.

At the kick-off meeting, the partners shared their insights into the challenges and issues related to their respective work packages. Efforts have been made to make the requirements as specific as possible and the direction of the SIMARGL initiative was reiterated. The action points for the nearest future were established, setting up new communication channels and coming up with the date for the next meeting was agreed upon.