NWO awards 10 million euros for solving cyber security issues

News - 28 April 2021 - Webredactie

Within the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA) programme “Cyber Security”, five consortia will work on finding solutions related to internet security. TU Delft is involved in four of the consortia. Three projects will focus on governance, and two will also focus on cryptologic aspects. The total research budget amounts to circa 10 million euros. Professor Michel van Eeten is leading the project ‘THESEUS : Making patching happen’. Other TPM researchers that are involved are Simon Parkin, Kate Labunets en Kevin Borgolte.

Research into the governance aspects of cyber security focuses on the entire knowledge chain in which all science domains, vital infrastructures and liability regimes are involved. This includes research into legislation and into (international) standards, and norms for a more secure cyberspace.

About the THESEUS project 
Virtually all organisations face a fundamental risk trade-off: the risk of not patching leaks in software versus the risk of patching. The lack of timely patching is arguably the most foundational problem in security today. It is caused by a complicated mix of technical, behavioural and governance factors. This project proposes a holistic approach to develop an integrated portfolio of solutions to make patching faster.

NWA-programme Cyber Security 
The programme contributes to the objective of the Dutch Digitalisation Strategy, which formulates the ambitions and objectives for a successful digital transition in the Netherlands. The need for a secure cyberspace in a progressively digitalising world has become increasingly clear, and inclusion, security and the protection of privacy play an important role in this. The aim is to realise reliable, future-proof cyber security by focusing on governance research and targeted research for the secure and reliable sharing of data.

Read more on the NWO website.