Shared Research Programme Cybersecurity

The Shared Research Program (SRP) Cyber Security is a research and innovation program in which TNO and its partners are cooperating with the aim to improve cyber security, by means of innovation in technologies and processes. Current partners are TNO, ABN AMRO, Rabobank, ING and Achmea.

The aim of the SRP is to improve the prevention and detection of cyber-attacks and the recovery thereafter. We do this by developing innovative technologies and methods based on expertise in the areas of security technologies and methodologies, data analytics, crisis management, behavioural sciences, information services and business analysis.

The SRP involves a year-long commitment, in which the partners explore four lines of research:

  • Monitoring & Response – the aim is to improve the detection of cyber security incidents, and improve the response to incidents once they are detected, through innovation in monitoring and response technologies and processes.
  • Controlled Resilience – the aim is to improve organizations’ cyber resilience, through innovation in resilience technologies and processes. Cyber resilience is defined as an organization’s ability to cope with cyber attacks on its infrastructure or electronic services.
  • Cyber Intelligence – the aim is to share threat intelligence more effectively, and to use it for the early detection and prevention of cyber attacks.
  • Secure Transactions 2.0 – the aim is to define and design a security architecture for the generic transaction method or platform of the future; this architecture must be independent of specific technology or channels, and its
    potential range of applications should preferably not be restricted to the financial sector.

By collaborating with our partners, we are able to ensure the relevance of our research and the valorisation of the expertise we are developing, which in turn will generate economic impact. This collaboration takes places in three areas:

  • Collaborative working - project teams of all projects within the program are staffed by TNO and staff members of all participating partners.
  • Sharing data - the partners in the program provide (anonymized) real data to evaluate innovative security methods.
  • Shared funding - every partner pays a part of the costs of the program and contributes in-kind. The Dutch government contributes to the funding.

The development of innovative technologies and methods will:

  • reduce the losses and impact caused by cyber-attacks;
  • improve our ability to control cyber security risks;
  • increase the extent to which electronic services are used as a result of increased trust.

One of the SRP cybersecurity goals is to share the results with the security community, so the society as a whole will be more resilient against cyber attacks. One of the means to reach this goal is publishing the SRP magazine, which can be downloaded below.

Interested parties from any sector are welcome to join the SRP.

Partners of TNO

Reinder Wolthuis, MSc

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